1. I'm so glad @MarenMorris mentioned Linda Martell in her speech
She is the country music pioneer you've never heard of
She made history as the first Black woman to perform at Grand Ole Opry...she received a standing ovation
Sadly, she was driven out of the business by racism
3. In 2014, a Swedish TV show found Linda Martell in South Carolina where she now lives.
After leaving country music over 30 years ago, she eventually ended up becoming a school bus driver.
Here she is in 2014 singing "Color Him Father"
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