From Where I Stand:
The Black Experience in Country Music

In 1998, the acclaimed CD box set From Where I Stand: The Black Experience in Country Music documented the many ways Black Americans have created, contributed to, and been influenced by country music.

26 years later, From Where I Stand has returned as a multifaceted initiative, encompassing an expanded box set, an online experience, and an all-star concert celebration.

Available May 31, 2024

Online Experience

From Where I Stand: The Online Experience is a free educational resource containing all of the set’s music, essays, photographs, and historical track notes, as well as supplemental content from the Museum’s archive and resources for educators. It will be made available to the public on May 31 at 10 AM CT.

Available May 31, 2024

Expanded Box Set

The 2024 edition of From Where I Stand: The Black Experience in Country Music adds a fourth disc to the box set, presenting a fresh wave of artists who emerged through 2020. Curated by the Museum and created in collaboration with Warner Music Nashville, it will be released on May 31, and is now available for pre-order.

June 18, 2024 | CMA Theater

Concert Celebration

From Where I Stand: The Concert Celebration presented by Amazon and Riverview Foundation will be led by co-producers Rissi Palmer and Shannon Sanders. The upcoming event brings together many artists featured on the box set for an all-star concert at the Museum’s CMA Theater on June 18. Free tickets will be available May 31 on a first-come, first-served basis. The concert will be filmed and released on the Museum’s website this fall.

Artists performing include: Blanco Brown, Cowboy Troy, Tony Jackson, Hubby Jenkins, Miko Marks, Wendy Moten, Rissi Palmer, Darius Rucker, The War & Treaty, and Barrence Whitfield.


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