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Calling Tracy Chapman "the first Black woman to top the [country] chart" is misleading. Luke Combs topped the country chart with a song she wrote.

Four black female country singers have had chart hits. Linda Martell (real name: Thelma Bynem) had three hits, 1969-70, including remakes of the Winstons' Color Him Father and Freddy Fender's Before The Next Teardrop Falls. Ruby Falls (real name: Bertha Dorsey) had nine hits, 1975-79. Nisha Jackson reached #81 in November 1987 with Alive & Well. Mickey Guyton (real name: Candace Mycale Guyton) had three songs on the country airplay chart, 2015-16, including Do You Want To Build A Snowman.

There have been many other black female country singers including Miko Marks, Frankie Staton, Yola Carter, Allison Russell, Amythyst Kiah and Brittney Spencer – but none of them has ever had a chart hit. Staton sang at the Grand Ole Opry in February 2023.

The Pointer Sisters reached #37 in October 1974 with Fairytale (written by Bonnie and Anita Pointer) and won a Grammy award for best country performance by a duo or group. They beat out George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn, David Houston & Barbara Mandrell, Mel Tillis & Sherry Bryce, Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton, Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan, Don Gibson & Sue Thompson and the Statler Brothers!

 

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Celebrating In Utero’s 30th, the 8LP Super Deluxe features 180-gram pressings of the album + 5 b-sides & bonus tracks newly remastered, 2 complete concerts from Los Angeles ’93 & Seattle ‘94 plus 6 bonus live songs from the tour – 72 total tracks – 53 unreleased tracks.

 

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Channel98

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It is also a shame that people pay a lot of money to attend a concert and then loudly sing along instead of actually listening to the performers they paid to see and hear. Do that at home while you're playing a CD, people, not at a concert!
 
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scotchandcigar

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It is also a shame that people pay a lot of money to attend a concert and then loudly sing along instead of actually listening to the performers they paid to see and hear.
As annoying as that is (and the "I don't give a fuck" wild dancing that often goes along with it), cell phones have exponentially upped the asshole potential. I've been to concerts where these millennials spend half the concert on the phone to friends, explaining where they are, who's performing, and why they need to "get out here now!" And it seems like they're required to have a phone with a minimum 7" screen set to 6,500K brightness, while they text and scroll. And of course, there's the video recording with the phone placed right in front of your line-of-sight.
 
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I agree with Channel98. I want to hear the band, not the people around me. I agree with scotchandcigar about the cell phones. They should not be allowed at concerts.
 

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I agree with Channel98. I want to hear the band, not the people around me. I agree with scotchandcigar about the cell phones. They should not be allowed at concerts.
We went to see a comedian 2 years ago and they made everybody put their cell phones in a locked bag which was only locked once you left the stadium. Same was true for smart watches. I was not a happy camper and they did not have the courtesy to display the time anywhere in the stadium. I think he was primarily concerned with people recording his routine and maybe stealing his jokes.
 

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They usually sound like garbled ass because phones aren't designed to handle that kind of volume.

One of my old Samsungs had a filter built in for concert recordings. It was better than any other phone recording I've ever heard, but still not the kind of recording you'd want to listen too all the time.

I've gotten to the point where I only take a half dozen still pix at shows, and maybe one video clip just because. I won't raise my phone over my head unless I'm positive I'm not blocking someones view.
 

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I do about the same. 1 pic, maybe a dozen (usually only this many if I'm snapping 4 or 5 of one moment, and only keeping the best shot of it). And sometimes 1 vid of a quieter song so you can actually hear it.
 

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Hackney Diamonds, the Rolling Stones' first studio album in seven years, will be released October 20. The title is East London slang for the shards of glass created when a burglar smashes a window of a car or building. Here is the video for Angry, the album's first single. Through the magic of modern technology, Mick and Keith and Ronnie are young again! The lip-synching woman is Sydney Sweeney, one of the stars of HBO's Euphoria.

 
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