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Friday, October 23, 2009

Rissi Palmer: Breaking Barriers as Country Singer

Because of her color, Rissi Palmer has always people telling her she won't make it in the country music scene because she's African-American. But that didn't stop her from dreaming and believing that she can do it. In fact, Rissi has vowed, since she was 12 years old, that she will win a Grammy. She enclosed a letter of her acceptance speech in a Bible sixteen years ago and that promised herself not to open it until she actually won that prestigious award.
Rissi Palmer

Rissi Palmer's efforts are slowly paying off as in 2007 her first single "Country Girl," from her self-titled debut album, made her the first African-American female in 20 years to hit Billboard's country chart, according to Country Music Television. Right now, Rissi Palmer is busy doing rounds in high schools to tell students lessons about self-confidence and believing in one's self. To know more about Rissi Palmer, read the CNN report.