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Country Music Hall Of Fame® And Museum To Release Expanded Box Set From Where I Stand: The Black Experience In Country Music In Collaboration With Warner Music Nashville

More than 25 years since its original release, From Where I Stand returns as a multifaceted, educational initiative, including an expanded CD box set, free online experience and concert celebration

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 2, 2024 – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in collaboration with Warner Music Nashville is releasing an expanded version of the box set From Where I Stand: The Black Experience in Country Music. Originally released in 1998 by the museum and Warner, the updated CD collection spans a century of music and traces the many ways Black Americans have created, contributed to, and been influenced by country music. The set will be released on Friday, May 31, accompanied by a free-to-access online experience via the museum’s website.

Released more than 25 years ago, the original set’s creation was inspired and urged by Black country recording artist Cleve Francis and American Baptist College executive Nelson Wilson, who saw a disturbing gap in music history. “It’s a part of our history that’s been hidden from us,” Francis told the Washington Post upon the set’s release.


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