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
Cleve Francis
Willie Jones
Jimmie Allen
Stoney Edwards
Kane Brown
Darius Rucker
Charley Pride
Seckond Chaynce
Blanco Brown

Chart

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Steel Pony Blues
Dom Flemons
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I Really Don't Want To Know (LP Version)
Esther Phillips
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Fairytale
The Pointer Sisters
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Over And Over
Nelly feat. Tim McGraw
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The Grand Tour
Aaron Neville
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Kubrick Faked the Moon Landing
Black Caviar
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Gotta Live It
Sunny War
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Slave Driver
Our Native Daughters
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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