Today Amazon Music exclusively released an Amazon Original cover of Gretchen Peters’ “Independence Day” and accompanying music video by groundbreaking recording artist Brittney Spencer. The song and video are available now as part of the rollout for the upcoming documentary, For Love & Country. For Love & Country is directed by director and photographer Joshua Kissi, and premieres on the Amazon Music app and Prime Video on April 7.
Listen to “Independence Day (Amazon Original)” HERE
Watch the music video for “Independence Day” in the Amazon Music app and HERE
Spencer is currently nominated for a CMT Music Award for “CMT Digital First Performance of the Year” on behalf of her song “Sober & Skinny” (from CMT Campfire Sessions). Spencer, named a PEOPLE Magazine Hollywood One to Watch in 2021, is known for her free spirit and standout ability to mold life, truth and wild imagination into songs. Her recent song “Sober & Skinny” has garnered praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and more, as well as an in-depth interview with CBS Mornings’ Anthony Mason and she is currently featured on the April/May 2022 cover of Garden & Gun. Spencer is managed by Activist Artists Management and represented by United Talent Agency and Shore Fire Media.
For Love & Country, is a new Amazon Music Original feature-length documentary that proclaims country music has always been Black music. The genre not only owes part of its origin story to Black musicians, but through its history, prominent Black voices have pushed the genre forward with little recognition or fanfare. Directed by director and photographer Joshua Kissi, For Love & Country examines country music through the personal stories of a new generation of Black artists claiming space in Nashville—and helping to transform the genre in the process. Watch the For Love & Country trailer HERE and find still images and artist photography HERE.
This is the third Amazon Music Original song and second music video to be released on behalf of For Love & Country. “Black Myself (Amazon Original),” by Amythyst Kiah, was released in tandem with the film’s announcement on March 15th. Listen to “Black Myself (Amazon Original)” HERE. “All Tractor’s Ain’t Green (Amazon Original)” by Jimmie Allen was released on March 23. Listen to “All Tractors Ain’t Green (Amazon Original)” HERE. Additional Amazon Original songs by artists featured in the film will roll out over the coming weeks, prior to For Love & Country releasing on April 7 in the Amazon Music app and on Prime Video. For Love & Country was directed by Joshua Kissi and produced by DPM Projects and Pizza Night.