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Rissi Palmer

Raised in a musical family, Rissi Palmer was a part of a singing and dancing troupe sponsored by a local television station at age 16, and, by the age of 19, was offered her first publishing and label deal. In 2007, she released her debut album Rissi Palmer, charting singles, “Country Girl,” “Hold On To Me,” and “No Air.” Since then, Palmer has independently released a Christmas single, her first children’s album, Best Day Ever and an EP titled The Back Porch Sessions. Her most recent album, Revival, was released in 2019 and has been critically hailed as her most personal and uplifting work to date. A few highlights of her musical career include performances at The White House, New York’s Lincoln Center, and multiple appearances on the Grand Ole Opry. Palmer’s gift lies in reaching across all musical boundaries. While she made her mark in Country Music, she is equally at home in R&B music, bringing the entire spectrum of popular music to bear on music she calls “Southern Soul.” She has toured extensively across the country, sharing stages with Taylor Swift, The Eagles, Chris Young, Charley Crockett and many more. Palmer’s music has been described as “a potent punch of soul, rootsy R&B, and back-porch country” and “pure inspiration for navigating love, racial tensions, self-acceptance, and, above all, perseverance.” As a passionate voice for country artists of color and those who have been marginalized in mainstream country music, Palmer launched her own radio show Color Me Country with Rissi Palmer on Apple Music Country in 2020. In conjunction with her radio show, Palmer created the Color Me Country Artist Grant Fund designed to support new country artists of color who are beginning their music careers.


Bio March 2024