Amazon Announces Documentary About Black Country Music Artists, ‘For Love & Country’

Amazon has announced the production of a new country music documentary featuring some of the biggest names in the genre.

The new movie, For love and countryis expected to feature names like Mickey Guyton, Allison Russell, Amythyst Kiah, Valerie June, Jimmie Allen and many more in the film which will center on Blackness in the musical genre.

The doc is set to be released via Prime Video on April 7, Amazon said.

Others featured in the film include Blanco Brown, Shy Carter, Reyna Roberts, Brittney Spencer and Frankie Staton.

Said June on Twitter, “Proud to be part of ‘For Love & Country’ a new documentary coming April 7th for @amazonmusic and @primevideo!

“This film is our collective story, in our own words. We all forge our own unique paths,” Spencer said in a statement. “We all have our own dreams and challenges, and our own ways of overcoming them. I hope when people see this film they will better understand the conversation about race in country music. I hope this humanizes the issues being discussed and puts a host of beautiful black faces on a topic that audiences have heavily engaged and debated, especially over the past two years. I am happy to be part of it and to share my story.

“In telling this story, it was imperative for us to amplify the personal stories of these wonderfully diverse country artists, for within them lie the stories of black contributions to the genre,” added Raymond Roker, Global Editorial Director of Amazon Music,” The film’s title also serves as a reminder that these artists all come from a place of love, adoration, and even reverence for country music’s past, its heroes, and contributors across the spectrum.

Check out a preview of the film below.