La pioniera della musica country Linda Martell è stata insignita del CMT Equal Play Award

Martell received the CMT Equal Play Award at Wednesday night’s show.

Mickey Guyton, che quest'anno è diventata la prima donna di colore solista nominata per un country Grammy Award, ha presentato l'onore a Martello, while Black artists including Darius Rucker, Rissi Palmer and Rhiannon Giddens congratulated the legend in a video package dedicated to her career.

Martell had even opened up in the piece about how she received vile treatment from venue and club owners and promoters and recalled struggling to get through performances during her time performing on the country music circuit due to the treatment she often received – but relished in the memory of receiving three standing ovations for her showing at the Opry.

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Country singer Linda Martell poses for a portrait circa 1969 a Nashville, Tenn. The first Black woman to play the Grand Ole Opry, Martell was honored with the CMT Equal Play Award at Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards. (Foto di Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images)

Country singer Linda Martell poses for a portrait circa 1969 a Nashville, Tenn. The first Black woman to play the Grand Ole Opry, Martell was honored with the CMT Equal Play Award at Wednesday night’s CMT Music Awards. (Foto di Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images)

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