Wasn't it a little soon to remake Ray?
Flashbacks to childhood death of sibling, for which main character feels responsible: Check!
Rural poverty: Check!
Falling in lust with lovely female band member: Check!
Introduction to drugs from band member, leading to addiction: Check!
Drug bust after crossing border back in to U.S., leading to scandalous newspaper headlines: Check!
I think they just digitally changed the characters' skin color and redubbed the music.