If you were listening to Swingin' Doors on Thursday, February 1st, you might've noticed a trend happening on the playlist: every artist played was black, in honor of the first day of Black History Month. DJ Don Slack says, "I wanted to shine a spotlight on the important contributions that African-American musicians have made to country music." That spotlight shines brightly through the entire three-hour episode, which you can now stream here.
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