Black Playback: Country

Explore Black artists’ contributions to country music from around the world.
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Curated by

Zachary Monson

Zac Monson has been with the Music Dept at Stingray Music since 2009. He was first brought on to the Karaoke team, where he spent his days matching the bouncing ball to the words. Yes that’s a job. For over a decade however, he has overseen the growth and evolution of the Dance & Electronic music programming (Dance Clubbin’, Eclectic Electronic, The Chill Lounge, among others). Zac is also the award-winning host of Stingray PausePlay, where he has had the pleasure to talk about life and music with artists like Billie Eilish, Cypress Hill, Dua Lipa, Red Hot Chili Peppers, twenty øne piløts, Lil Nas X, and more. Outside his 9-5, he passionately works with many rising artists. Lending an ear, and a hand, anywhere he can to help in the creation of great music. Zac is the chairman of the Dance Recording of the Year at the JUNO Awards, and sits on the board of Canada’s Music Incubator.

Artists

Mickey Guyton
Willie Jones
Cleve Francis
Jimmie Allen
Stoney Edwards
Blanco Brown
Seckond Chaynce
Kane Brown
Tiera
Darius Rucker

Chart

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I Really Don't Want To Know (LP Version)
Esther Phillips
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Talkin' to My Restless Heart
Scott Eversoll
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Sitting On Top of the World
Carolina Chocolate Drops
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Fairytale
The Pointer Sisters
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Jenny and I
Rennie Cotton Heart
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I Play Chicken With The Train
Big Rich, Cowboy Troy & Big & Rich
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Gotta Live It
Sunny War
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He Belongs to Me
Ike & Tina Turner
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Was a Black Man
Carl Ray
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California Cowboy
O. B. McClinton