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Kelsea Ballerini Spoke Out Against Those That Are Trying to Pit Women in Country Music Against Each Other and Said “This Isn’t Mean Girls”

Likely inspired by the likes of Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, who told the Internet to stop with their silly polls of who is better, Kelsea Ballerini is speaking out against pitting women against each other and speaking for all of her up-and-coming female country music friends and women in country music in general. In a … Read more

The More Male Country Artists Collaborate With Female Pop Stars, The Worse It Gets For Females and Country Radio

When it comes to country music duets and collaborations, some of the best of all-time feature male and female country artists as a powerful team. From Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash to Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, these classic pairings were still alive and well up into the mid-aughts with the likes of Brad … Read more

Kacey Musgraves Finally Heard Herself on the Radio, So We’re Ready For That To Be A Thing More Often

Despite her critical acclaim and absolute commitment to making country music great again, Kacey Musgraves has only had one Top 10 radio hit and that was way back in 2013 with “Merry Go ‘Round.” Kacey’s first album, Same Trailer Different Park, got four single releases and the GRAMMY for Best Country Album, plus “Follow Your Arrow” … Read more

Kelsea Ballerini Makes History With Fourth No.1 Single and Still Needs Mom When She’s Sick (Which Is Why She’s a Legend)

Kelsea Ballerini’s “Legends” (from her Unapologetically album) is the country music singer’s fourth No. 1 single, making her a part of country music history– not since 2007 has a female Country artist’s debut singles from both of her first and second albums have reached No. 1 on Billlboard’s Country Airplay chart; Carrie Underwood achieved this … Read more

Only 11 Songs By Women Have Gone No. 1 on Billboard’s Airplay or Hot Country Songs Charts Since 2013

Technically, since 2013 only five different women have notched No. 1 singles on the Billboard Country Airplay chart as a solo artist (Maren Morris’ recent No. 1 brings the tally up to six). But, also in 2013, Billboard introduced the Hot Country Songs, which allowed a few more songs by women to reach No. 1 … Read more

Let’s Remember the Greatest Country Music Collaboration Ever: Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette as the Honky Tonk Angels

In 1993 Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette released Honky Tonk Angels, a long-rumored project between the three living legends that featured new takes on classic hits like “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels,” “I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know” and “Silver Threads and Golden Needles.” Of course, just like if … Read more

Lindsay Ell, Kalie Shorr, and Kelleigh Bannen Turned Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Do” Into a Country Music Masterpiece

If you’re asking me and you aren’t, the worst song on Taylor Swift’s reputation album is “Look What You Made Me Do.” It’s abrasive, tone-deaf and without the three-part harmonies of Lindsay Ell, Kalie Shorr, and Kelleigh Bannen. The women put together a country remix of Taylor’s abrasive pop hit and made it into a … Read more

10 Women in Country Music Who Deserve to Breakout Already

Women are underrated. Somehow (even though it’s not exactly a mystery), we are still combating equal rights, which is terrifyingly reflected on the airwaves. Looking at the country radio charts any given week, there might be two or three solo women present ⎯⎯ but even that is becoming a rarity these days. With Carrie Underwood … Read more

30 Quotes from Women in Country Music in 1993 That Could Easily Be Said Today and Have Definitely Been Said Lately

In 1993 CBS aired the “Women of Country” 2-hour special which featured the likes of Lynn Anderson, Suzy Bogguss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, June Carter Cash, Linda Davis, Crystal Gayle, Emmylou Harris, Wanda Jackson, Naomi Judd, Wynonna Judd, Alison Krauss, Brenda Lee, Patty Loveless, Barbara Mandrell, Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Jeannie C. … Read more

15 Things We Learned During This 18-Minute Conversation Between Cam, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose

Recently, Cam and Lori McKenna were on the bill during the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium. The two performed separarely and then together on the legendary stage before heading backstage for a sit-down conversation with their friend, Liz Rose. You know Cam from her hit, “Burning House” and our current obsession, “Diane.” Liz … Read more

To RaeLynn, Showing Up To Support Other Females is Just Like Going To Church

Fresh off of hosting CMT’s Next Women of Country on Tuesday morning (Nov. 8), Raelynn headed over to the BMI songwriters awards that evening to continue spreading the word about females in country music.

One Country‘s Kelly Sutton caught up with the “Love Triangle” singer and asked about the camaraderie of the females in country music.

“It’s just like going to church—you go every week, you know you love the Lord, but to be able to be around the people that believe in the same thing that you do is awesome. We need to have these events every year to be able to honor each other and love each other and support each other. It’s not about if it needs to happen or not, it’s just about the community of it and I think it’s really important.”

A big supporter of females herself, the Texas native was once shown that support from one of the biggest females in country music, Miranda Lambert, who not only championed the Raelynn and her music, but invited to be a part of the all female lineup of her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour.

“I got mentored by one of the best, Miranda [Lambert], growing up and going on tour with her,” Raelynn said to One Country. “She’s an amazing person and to be able to have a format where they have that community is awesome.”

How’s that for girl power!

Keith Urban’s “Female” is Here and OMG, The World Needs This Song (And Yes, Nicole Kidman is Singing Background Vocals)

It may be 2017, but in recent months it does seem like women are still fighting the same battles we’ve been fighting forever. Keith Urban, husband and father, obviously recognizes this. Urban‘s new single, “Female” addresses everything from rape culture, to stereotypes, plus some of the good things about being female. Written by Ross Copperman, … Read more