Marcus K Dowling explains how the awards were a bittersweet attempt by an industry representing a nation to again celebrate its once proudly indomitable spirit.
The celebrity created from Charley Pride’s talent was surely a start; a showcase of what Black artists can bring to the table. But without the inclusion of Black talent in all facets of the industry, that inclusion is hollow and performative.
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Ahead of this weekend's ACM Awards, Kelly Sutton looks back on some of her favorite red carpet memories and stories.