#LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: Gretchen Wilson, ‘Redneck Woman’
Five of Nashville's most up-and-coming female artists wished Gretchen Wilson a Happy Birthday recently with a cover of a song that changed the trajectory of women in country music.
Lainey Wilson, Lena Stone, Kalie Shorr, Lacy Cavalier and Kasey Tyndall were all on the bill for the Song Suffragettes' weekly show at the Listening Room on June 26, and they marked Wilson's 44th birthday with an acoustic rendition of "Redneck Woman" to round out the show, which also featured each of the singer-songwriters offering up their original songs.
Shorr has been one of the central figures of the #LetTheGirlsPlay movement, and she leads the song, strumming the chords on her acoustic guitar and taking the first lead vocal before handing off to each of the other talented singers in turn. They bring their voices together for some high-energy harmonies for the chorus, in a rendition that will have you singing along without realizing it.
Wilson scored a No. 1 hit straight out of the box with "Redneck Woman" when it hit country radio as the lead single from her game-changing Here for the Party album in March of 2004. Wilson earned a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2005 for the song, which established her as one of the most influential women in country music. Her music and spitfire attitude have served as a prime influence for many of the Suffragettes.
Look for a #LetTheGirlsPlay cover once a week on Taste of Country, as well as monthly featured artist profiles. Shorr is not only a mainstay of the Song Suffragettes and a former ToC featured artist, she is also a breakout star whom we named as one of our RISERS for 2017. Check her out in a special RISERS performance of one of her original songs titled "Nothin' New" below. There's also an exclusive photo shoot and interview about her SiriusXM breakthrough single, "Fight Like a Girl."
Kalie Shorr Performs "Nothin' New" for RISERS
Kalie Shorr On Set at the 2017 RISERS Shoot
Kalie Shorr Opens Up About Obstacles That Led to "Fight Like a Girl"