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Tenille Townes Builds a Sanctuary With ‘The Lemonade Stand’

Tenille Townes’ The Lemonade Stand is more than a major label debut album – it’s a safe space. On it, Townes asks big questions and expresses even bigger emotions, her compassionate worldview on full display as her childhood dream...

Country Artists Use Music as Healing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nashville is known for being a giving community, a gift that’s often expressed through music. As the world grapples with the jarring reality of COVID-19, many artists continue to share music as a source of healing, including many of...

CMT Helps Women Achieve Their Dream Careers With Equal Airplay Initiative

On January 21, CMT announced that it would devote half of its primetime video hours to female artists, effective immediately. For years, the conversation surrounding the dismal statistics that prove women are played significantly less than men have dominated...

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...

ONLY NOISE: With A Bullet

Last week, after publishing “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town,” I took the train across the East River to see a movie. A bit of distraction seemed necessary in that moment, even if it was in the form of...