#LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ [Watch]
Nashville's Song Suffragettes are getting into the spirit of Christmas with this week's group cover song. Five #LetTheGirlsPlay artists gathered together on a recent Monday to perform a holiday classic.
From left to right, Ellee Duke, Lucy Scholl, Kalie Shorr, Lena Stone and Chloe Gilligan joined together at the end of the weekly LTGP performance at the Listening Room to cover "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," which was first made famous by Judy Garland in the 1944 film Meet Me in St. Louis and has been covered by numerous artists in the decades since then.
Stone leads the group in the performance, playing acoustic guitar and singing the opening stanza, followed by Gilligan. Duke shines on the next part, and Scholl also contributes a unique vocal turn before turning it over to Shorr, who recapitulates the refrain in her own signature style.
There are scattered harmonies, and the women join their voices in unison toward the end of the song, admonishing their listeners one final time to "have yourself a merry little Christmas now."
The #LetTheGirlsPlay movement began in Nashville as a way to provide support and networking to women in country music during a period when they were struggling at every level. While there are more opportunities for women now than there were two years ago, there's still a long way to go, and the weekly Monday night shows at Nashville's Listening Room are a crucial tool for feedback, fellowship and exposure.
Taste of Country has always been a proud supporter of the cause. Each week you'll find a new cover performance on the site, as well as a monthly featured interview. This month's featured artist is Taylor Noelle.
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