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.

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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.

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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.

From Where I Stand:

Concert Celebration

Coinciding with Black Music Month, From Where I Stand: The Concert Celebration, Presented by Amazon and Riverview Foundation, was hosted in the Museum’s CMA Theater. The concert featured performances by a variety of artists represented in the project, including Blanco Brown, Cowboy Troy, Tony Jackson, Hubby Jenkins, Miko Marks, Wendy Moten, Rissi Palmer, Darius Rucker, The War And Treaty and Barrence Whitfield.

Led by concert co-producers Rissi Palmer and Shannon Sanders, artists performed their own songs, as well as paid tribute to other artists featured in the collection. The concert was filmed and will be released on the Museum’s website on Thursday, Sept.12.


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