Amazon music is in the running to reach new heights in the streaming arena, having ranked favorably among noteworthy streaming providers last year. The network is currently preparing to premiere a steaming new original documentary, “For Love & Country,” which will feature key Black voices who are propelling country music ahead with unparalleled fanfare.
To mark the films launch, Amazon published an enthralling trailer and assembled the cast and crew members for an in-house screening, where they offered their impressions of the film.
Read on to learn more about the film and its premiere.
‘For Love and Country’ Premiere
On April 4, Amazon debuted in-house their long-awaited music documentary “For Love and Country.”
While the film starred a variety of established and upcoming Black country music performers and some well-known commentators, the message it was attempting to convey was more critical.
The trailer, which was published before the film’s release, showed how the new show would magnify the personal histories of amazingly varied Black country singers, giving them a voice to tell the stories of the contributions of Black people to the genre.
More importantly, it emphasized the musicians’ love, respect, and even reverence for country music’s heritage, heroes, and contributions from all walks of life, which fueled their desire to go all out for the genre.
Such a linked narrative is guaranteed to tug at viewers’ heartstrings while also educating them on the tales and history of country music that has become ignored over time.
Amazon Marked The Documentary Debut With A Panel Discussion
Several cast and crew members attended the debut event, which took place at the Country Music Hall of Fame. In addition, prominent members of Amazon’s executive team were on hand to commemorate the original film’s in-house launch.
Serious discussions were made via a panel discussion that comprised Breland, Blanco Brown, Shy Carter, Brittney Spencer, Amythyst Kiah, Reyna Roberts, Frankie Staton, Willie Jones, and Mike Floss, who all starred in the documentary.
Acclaimed director and photographer Joshua Kissi, who masterminded the filming process, was notably in attendance alongside Nashville Country Music Reporter Marcus Dowling who headed the panel.
Amazon Music Original Acoustic Rendition Filmed During Documentary’s Production
Along with the trailer, Amazon Music has released “Black Myself,” an Amazon Original piece from breakthrough star Amythyst Kiah, recorded exclusively for Amazon Music fans during the filmmaking process. The streaming service also published extra Amazon Original tracks by other musicians who performed in the film to promote the artists and their works.
Such a strategy has undoubtedly provided prospective viewers with enough material to keep them engaged long after the show has premiered. Some of the highlighted musicians have attained global fame, receiving nominations for the Grammy Awards in 2022, while others’ reputations are rapidly increasing, which is to be commended.
Official Press Release
“The film’s artists, crew, and Amazon Music executives gathered at the Hall of Fame’s Ford Theater to celebrate the upcoming release of this impactful film. In advance of the screening, there was a panel discussion featuring director Joshua Kissi, Breakthrough Artist for Amazon Music Breland, Blanco Brown, Shy Carter, Brittney Spencer, Amythyst Kiah, Reyna Roberts, Frankie Staton, Willie Jones and Mike Flosswho are all featured in “For Love & Country.” The panel was moderated by Nashville Country Music Reporter at the Tennessean, Marcus Dowling.
“For Love & Country” is an exploration of the space between myth and reality of a genre, an industry, and a city. A new crop of Black artists are seeking to change the country’s long-held identity as music by-and-for white audiences. “For Love & Country” features interviews and performances from Breakthrough Artist for Amazon Music Breland, Grammy-nominated artists Mickey Guyton, Jimmie Allen, Valerie June, Blanco Brown, Allison Russell and Amythyst Kiah, award-winning songwriter and 2021 Amazon Music Artist to Watch Shy Carter, 2022 Artists to Watch for Amazon Music Willie Jones and Reyna Roberts, rising star Brittney Spencer, and pianist and singer-songwriter Frankie Staton.”
“For Love & Country” which was directed by Joshua Kissi, will officially debut on Amazon Prime Video, Thursday April 7.