Dom Flemons Grabs Nominations, Talks Lil Nas X, Solange, & the Black History of Roots + Country Music

Dom Flemons’ latest Smithsonian Folkways album ‘Black Cowboys’ uses music to tell the story of the prominent but often-overlooked role African-American pioneers played in westward expansion and cowboy music.

In this recent Al Jazeera interview, Flemons discusses the history of racial divides in country/roots music through the lens of recent releases like Lil Nas X and Solange. Watch here.

2018’s ‘Black Cowboys’ spent 49 total weeks on Billboard’ Bluegrass Chart and has been nominated for just about everything!

* 2019 GRAMMY Award for Best Folk Album.

* 2019 Blues Music Award for Best Acoustic Blues Album.

* 2019 A2IM Liberia Awards for Best American Roots/Folk Album.

* Folk Alliance International’s Artist of the Year.

* DC’s 31st Annual Wammie Awards for Best Folk Album.

* Plus, he’s featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame “American Currents” exhibit as one of the key moments in 2018 that is shaping country/Americana/roots music.

Flemons will take the stage at Los Angeles’ The GRAMMY Museum on Monday, April 15th for a special Q&A and performance before taking his Black Cowboys tour to Europe for the first time this May.

Here is the complete list of tour dates.