2/3/20: Alice Randall: Black Country: From Lil Hardin to Lil Nas X; Untold Stories of Music Row

Alice Randall is an author, songwriter, educator, and essayist, known for her work exploring African-American history and identity. Her novels include Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, Rebel Yell, Ada’s Rules, and the New York Times Bestseller, The Wind Done Gone. A self-proclaimed “food activist”— committed to reforms that support healthy bodies and healthy communities – Alice co-authored the acclaimed cookbook Soul Food Love with her daughter, Caroline Randall Williams. Born in Detroit and raised in Washington, D.C., Randall attended Harvard University where she earned an honors degree in English and American literature. In 1983, she moved to Nashville to become a songwriter-becoming the first black women in history to write a #1 country song.