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Cillea Houghton

Brandi Carlile Builds on Lasting Legacy With Headlining Ryman Run

Brandi Carlile’s multi-night headlining debut at the Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday (Jan. 14) was as much a display of empathy and forgiveness as it was about Carlile’s storied catalog. The beloved star set this tone by opening with a...

PLAYING NASHVILLE: Kyshona Armstrong Premieres ‘Listen’

“Why won’t you listen?” It’s a simple question packed with dense meaning, and is the core message of Kyshona Armstrong’s new song “Listen,” premiering exclusively with Audiofemme. It’s the title track from her forthcoming LP, set for release on February...

Tanya Tucker’s Revival on Full Display at Sold-Out Ryman Show

“Nobody logical in life ever gave me a shot. They were always a little left of center.” This wasn’t just a proclamation made by Tanya Tucker during her headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium on Sunday (Jan. 12), but...

Aubrie Sellers is Close to Her Identity on ‘Far From Home’

When Aubrie Sellers’ new album, Far From Home, is released, you’ll notice a distinct message etched into the vinyl: “We are traveling through this wild, wild land.” It’s a line from the title track that sets the pace for...

5 Feminist Country Songs of 2019

Let’s face it: country music isn’t known for being the most welcoming genre to women. Since its inception circa 1920, women have long been embroiled in a battle of equal airplay and representation, a battle that still rages on...

AF 2019 IN REVIEW: A Year in Country Music

With the end of the year comes a time of reflection. Looking back on this year in country music, the firestorm of conversation about the lack of women on country radio spilled into 2019, while new artists like Lil...

5 Christmas Songs by the Women of Country Music You Need to Hear

Year after year, the same holiday standards come pouring through our speakers when the calendar flips to December (or before Halloween in recent years). While these often become ubiquitous, there are several artists who deliver original renditions of these...

Kacey Musgraves Glows in New Christmas Special

With her new holiday special, The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show, Kacey Musgraves proves that her star power only continues to grow. The idea for the made-for-TV event arose from a conversation Musgraves had with her band leader last year...

Carrie Underwood Follows CMA Snub With Brash New Video

Carrie Underwood gets in touch with the bold side of her artistry with her new single “Drinking Alone.” This week, Underwood released a music video for the smoldering track, and in the four-minute clip, the superstar acts as a...

PLAYING NASHVILLE: Nashville Vinyl Gets to ‘Spin On’ at Showfields in NYC

Nashville and New York City have established a deeper connection by honoring the history of vinyl with a new pop-up store, Spin On: Nashville’s Vinyl Collection. Spin On finds Nashville’s beloved independent record shop Grimey’s New and Preloved Music...

PLAYING NASHVILLE: Sinclair Premieres “Drop Dead Knockout” Video

Sinclair reaches through the screen with confidence and positive energy in the music video for her song, “Drop Dead Knockout,” premiering exclusively with Audiofemme. Co-written by Sinclair, Nikolai Potthoff and Julia Hugel in 2018 in Berlin, Germany, the unapologetic...

PREMIERE: Juliette Goglia Gets Honest About Growing Older on “Time”

Juliette Goglia is steeped in vulnerability on her new single, “Time.” The actress, known for her childhood roles on That’s So Raven and Hannah Montana to modern day appearances on shows including Mike and Molly and The Neighborhood, has...

PREMIERE: Erin Bowman Lays it All Out on the Table in ‘Spilled Milk’

Erin Bowman follows the singer-songwriter playbook for conveying vulnerability in her new song, “Spilled Milk,” premiering on Audiofemme. The rising star made a name for herself when her irresistibly catchy hit “Good Time Good Life” was featured in an...

PREMIERE: The Shindellas Reveal Their Truest Selves With “Costume”

When pressing play on “Costume,” the new single from up-and-coming trio The Shindellas, it’s as much a journey as it is a song. The genre-blending act of Kasi Jones, Stacy Johnson and Tamara Chauniece begin by transporting us back...