New Findings About Women in Country Music Tell an Incomplete Story

New findings, old news...

" The Tennessean reports that the number of purely female songs on a country airplay chart published by the industry trade publication Country Aircheck dropped by 2.6 percent between 2016 and 2017, from 13 percent to 10.4 percent. It's not clear exactly how many songs that percentage reflects, but with some savvy math, we may be able to figure it out.

The two percent drop means 2017 featured the lowest percentage of female voices on the radio since 1994, when just 13 percent of the Top 100 songs featured female voices. There was great hope that action after Tomatogate would lead to a surge of female voices. The #TimesUp and #MeToo conversations reintroduced the conversation, but the imbalance has long been the norm in country music. And we're not alone."

Read the full article by Billy Dukes via Taste of Country.