frankie staton and valierie ellis hawkins

One of my greatest moments in this path to where I am now is meeting and becoming so close to Frankie Staton who is the backbone of BCMA.  This woman is the epitome of strength, courage, vision, and Christian love.  I am grateful to have her in my life and now to be able to share some of her story in country music history!

The Nashville Scene article was an amazing example of her historic path titled Why Haven't We Had a Black Woman Country Star by Andrea Williams on August 6th, 2020.  

- Valierie Ellis Hawkins, Country Singer & Songwriter



A Good Year, African-Americans get more visibility Bill Friskics-Warren and Ron Wynn Feb 26, 1998

That Ain't My Song on the Jukebox Is Music Row ready for black country singers? Bill Friskics-Warren Aug 28, 1997


Listen to my latest singles on the Music Page and see our Videos as well on Youtube!  Thank you for making my dreams possible.  Valierie!

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