Album Review of "My Black Country: The Songs of Alice Randall" by Various Artists (9/10)

Oh Boy Records

Producer: Ebonie Smith

Contrary to popular belief, there’s a rich history of Black musicians playing a starring role in country music. One example is Alice Randall, who’s been penning songs on Music Row for more than four decades.

This album honors her contributions by reinterpreting select ballads, the voice of a different woman of color with every track. It finishes with Randall’s daughter delivering a radical version of “XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl).”