Why so few Latinx artists in country and Americana music?

Latinx artists are missing from country and Americana music, but there’s no shortage of successful artists who love to rhyme “senorita and margarita” and sing about drunken escapades in Mexico. 

And all the spangled and embroidered costumes that country artists love to wear? Well, take a look at traditional mariachi styles and you’ll see where they got the idea. 

I love that the country, folk and Americana communities are embracing more Black artists. Now let’s do the same for Latinx artists so that our authentic music and stories also are recognized and respected as part of American musical traditions. 

Thank you to writer and truth teller Amanda Marie Martinez for speaking out on this in the LA Times

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