Documentary Highlights African-Americans in Country Music

Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride speaks candidly about launching his career during the civil rights movement of the ’60s during an interview for the new CMT documentary, Waiting in the Wings: African-Americans in Country Music. While the 90-minute program highlights more than a century of contributions to country music by African-Americans, it also questions why few have become successful country artists. Looking to the future, Waiting in the Wings showcases five young African-American artists, including American Idol finalist Kimberley Locke, Curb recording artist Trini Triggs, vocalist Vicki Vann, Star Search finalist Rissi Palmer and teenage siblings Buddy and Tina Wright. The documentary premieres Friday (Feb. 27) at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.