1 hr 30 min

s5 e8 — LINDA MARTELL and BEYONCÉ: Yeehaw - that’s country as hell‪!‬ Notorious Women

    • Comedy

This week, Miriam tells the story of the first black woman to gain major commercial success in country music, Linda Martell; and Lavetta covers the life of mega star, Beyoncé, including her new chart topping album release, "Cowboy Carter."
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In this episode, Miriam first introduces country music artist Linda Martell (American, born 1941), the first black woman to have commercial success in country music. The hosts discuss the challenges she faced in a predominantly white industry and the impact of racism on her career. Martell started her career as part of the singing group the Anglos and later became a solo artist. She signed with Plantation Records, a controversial name for a record label, and released several singles that gained moderate success on the country music charts. She faced taunting and racial slurs from white audiences while performing, but continued to persevere, and dealt with a lawsuit from her manager and limited promotion from her record label. Despite these obstacles, Martell made history as the first black female artist to perform on the Grand Ole Opry radio broadcast.

Next, Lavetta introduces singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman Beyoncé (American, born 1981). The hosts discuss her upbringing in a musical family, her early performances, and the formation of the group Girl's Tyme, which later became Destiny's Child. They touch on the struggles the group faced and the eventual success they achieved. Led by Beyoncé, the group faced internal conflict and legal turmoil as they navigated their rise to fame. Beyoncé embarked on a solo career, and she ventured into acting. After a hiatus, she returned with the critically acclaimed self-titled album 'Beyoncé' and later formed her own company. Beyoncé's impact extends beyond music, as she has used her platform to advocate for social justice and empower marginalized communities.
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This week, Miriam tells the story of the first black woman to gain major commercial success in country music, Linda Martell; and Lavetta covers the life of mega star, Beyoncé, including her new chart topping album release, "Cowboy Carter."
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In this episode, Miriam first introduces country music artist Linda Martell (American, born 1941), the first black woman to have commercial success in country music. The hosts discuss the challenges she faced in a predominantly white industry and the impact of racism on her career. Martell started her career as part of the singing group the Anglos and later became a solo artist. She signed with Plantation Records, a controversial name for a record label, and released several singles that gained moderate success on the country music charts. She faced taunting and racial slurs from white audiences while performing, but continued to persevere, and dealt with a lawsuit from her manager and limited promotion from her record label. Despite these obstacles, Martell made history as the first black female artist to perform on the Grand Ole Opry radio broadcast.

Next, Lavetta introduces singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman Beyoncé (American, born 1981). The hosts discuss her upbringing in a musical family, her early performances, and the formation of the group Girl's Tyme, which later became Destiny's Child. They touch on the struggles the group faced and the eventual success they achieved. Led by Beyoncé, the group faced internal conflict and legal turmoil as they navigated their rise to fame. Beyoncé embarked on a solo career, and she ventured into acting. After a hiatus, she returned with the critically acclaimed self-titled album 'Beyoncé' and later formed her own company. Beyoncé's impact extends beyond music, as she has used her platform to advocate for social justice and empower marginalized communities.
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If you like this episode, please join us weekly for more discussions of notorious women.
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email: notoriouswmpod@gmail.com
instagram: instagram.com/notoriouswomenpodcast/
patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotoriousWomen
website: https://notoriouswomenpodcast.com/
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1 hr 30 min

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