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Suhir Blackeagle-Jones “Teach A Woman Reach A Nation.”

Candace Mycale Guyton (Mickey Guyton)

In 2020, Guyton released the single, “Black Like Me,” which speaks on her experiences as a Black woman, particularly a Black woman in country music. It was released in the wake of the George Floyd protests and the Black Lives Matter movement. The song helped further elevate Guyton’s career and resulted in her first ever nomination at the Grammy Awards, being the first Black woman to ever be nominated in that category. Later that year, her third extended play Bridges was released.

Denise Nicole White (Avery Sunshine)

At 16 Avery aunt, a church choir director, asked her to fill in for her during a Sunday service at a Catholic church; she was subsequently hired by churches of all denominations, including the AME Church in Pennsylvania, where she performed with the award-winning Wilmington/Chester Mass Choir.

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