Country Music’s Struggle to Define Women

Recording: Country Music’s Struggle to Define Women, Mar 13, 2019


Rita Ballou


Beverly Keel


Priscilla Renea

During this panel, we will discuss the language currently being used to talk about women, their thoughts and feelings in the country music world. Currently, female artists only make up a small percentage of the country music airplay charts. With male voices dominating the airwaves, we've seen the rise and fall of bro-country and a lack of songs from a female perspective. From music criticism to songwriting to playlisting, we'll discuss the importance of how women are -- or aren't -- presented in song.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Entry: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate