Rissi Palmer, who describes her musical style as "Southern Soul," has received widespread media attention in national publications including Ebony, Billboard, People, Newsweek, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal and more. She has performed on the CBS Morning Show, CNN, Oprah & Friends, at the White House, Lincoln Center, and the Grand Ole Opry.
Rissi made music history in 2007 with the release of her Top 40 debut single, "Country Girl," becoming the first African-American female to chart a country song since 1987. She is now the host of the Apple Music Country show, Color Me Country Radio w/ Rissi Palmer, that centers the music of Black/Latinx/Indigenous/Pacific Island Asian artists in Country and Americana. \
She also administers the Color Me Country Artist Grant Fund to provide grants for artists of color pursuing careers in Country and Americana Music. To date, the fund has raised over $100,000 and has provided grants to over 55 artists. Rissi recently took 6 artists (all unsigned women of color) and her radio show across the pond for the Color Me Country Takeover Stage at the Long Road Festival.