Amazon Presents ‘For Love & Country’ Original Documentary

Amazon presents a new original documentary called ‘For Love & Country’ to showcase that “country music has always been black music.” Read about it here.

In support of the evolving landscape in country music, Amazon is supporting all the incredible black artists in country music through a feature-length documentary. The new documentary, ‘For Love & Country’ taps into the truth that “country music has always been black music.”

The film follows the journeys of prolific country artists such as Mickey Guyton, BRELAND, Willie Jones, Brittney Spencer, Blanco Brown, Shy Carter, and more. In a recent press release, Guyton shared, “I’ve always believed in the old saying, ‘if you can see it, you can be it.” She added later, “However, it’s no secret there has been a lack of representation of Black artists in mainstream country music for years. That’s why I hope little Black girls growing up now can see us […] and know they have a place here in country music. We all do.”

Directed by director and photographer Joshua Kissi, ‘For Love & Country’ examines country music through the personal stories of the Nashville artists, giving fans a unique look into the personhood and artistry behind these artists.

The documentary drops on April 7 on Amazon Music and Prime Video globally.


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Jordan Davis Releases Amazon Original Cover “Heads Carolina, Tails California”

Jordan Davis Heads Carolina Tails California

Photo Credit Mike Szpot for NYCountry Swag

One of our 2018 Artists to Watch, Jordan Davis continues to show fans exactly who he is through his artistry. Most recently, the singer-songwriter released “Trouble Town” and “Cool Anymore” and even surprised fans, with an upcoming headlining tour. On Friday, Davis added to his resume, releasing an Amazon Music original cover of the classic tune “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” by Jo Dee Messina.

The rising artist adds some modern-day flair to the classic country tune, while still keeping the integrity of the original. Davis’ cover easily fits in with the vibe of his debut record Home State, as well as, his newer songs. The singer showcases his distinct sound and vocals in all his music, which will continue to separate him from the pack in the best possible way.

“Baby what do you say we just get lost / Leave this one horse town like two rebels without a cause / I’ve got people in Boston, ain’t your daddy still in Des Moines / We can pack tomorrow, tonight let’s flip a coin”

On release day, Davis took to his social media to give fans an inside look into his inspiration for recording the song. “I’ve loved ‘Heads Carolina, Tails California’ since I was a kid,” he explains. “I wanted to throw a different spin on the song [because] there are so many interpretations when you have lyrics and music this strong. It was fun to take it on with @amazonmusic.”

It will be interesting to see if the cover song makes it into Davis’ set-list, as he is currently gearing up for his ‘Trouble Town Tour’ with talented songstress’ Hailey Whitters and Kassi Ashton. New Yorkers can find tickets for the March 19th show at Webster Hall in New York City here.

To keep up with Jordan Davis follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.



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