As women are starting to find their voice all around the country, Kalie Shorr and the Song Suffragettes are making sure those voices are heard.
Kaile and songwriter Lacy Green co-penned the new song “Time’s Up” to address the movement of the same name, that fights gender inequality and sexual misconduct against women.
“Me and the girls were watching the Golden Globes, drinking wine and wearing all black. During one of the many inspiring speeches that night, I just felt the weight of what was happening —how I was going to tell my daughters and granddaughters about this one day,” said Kalie Shorr.
If you’re not familiar with the Time’s Up movement, according to the Time’s Up website, the movement is a “call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere.” The movement was spearheaded by celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria and Natalie Portman to address “inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential,” brought about after the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surfaced.
Written by Kalie and Lacy Green, the song includes 23 up-and-coming singer/songwriters, all involved with Nashville’s Song Suffragettes—a weekly writers round featuring all female country singer/songwriters.
“Time’s Up” is accompanied by a brand new video, which stars those 23 women, Kalie Shorr, Tasji Bachman, Chloe Gilligan, Savannah Keyes, Mignon, Gracie Schram, Tiera, Jenna Paulette, Emma White, Jordyn Mallory, Emma Lynn White, Regan Stewart, Kim Paige, Jenna McDaniel, Madison Kozak, Jenny Ray, Tenille Arts, Tristan McIntosh, Tia Scola, Alexis Gomez, Candi Carpenter, Trannie Stevens.
“It came together so easily and flawlessly because the amazing girls of Song Suffragettes were so passionate about the cause and willing to move around their schedules to make it happen,” Kalie said. “The team behind Song Suffragettes hustled so hard to make this project come to life making our idea a reality. I have been so inspired by this whole reckoning that’s been happening and it just felt so obvious to connect that to what we do at Song Suffragettes.”
The proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit the Time’s Up organization to help end discrimination, harassment and abuse of women everywhere.