#LetTheGirlsPlay: Song Suffragettes Celebrate One-Year Anniversary
For a whole year now, the Song Suffragettes have been on a mission to #LetTheGirlsPlay. And they celebrated their year-long success by playing a sold out show on Monday night (June 15) that featured twelve of Nashville's best up-and-coming country female singer-songwriters, along with special guests Ruthie Collins and Natalie Stovall.
More than 80 women have taken part in the Monday night weekly residency at the Listening Room Cafe over the past year. These future female stars of country music audition to take the stage with fellow women who are looking to influence a change in the current male dominated genre.
"As the name suggests, Song Suffragettes is all about giving talented and deserving ladies the chance for their musical voices to be heard," says Song Suffragettes founder and music executive Todd Cassetty. "It's a positive environment in which new female artists can develop, connect and hone their craft."
In the days prior to the first anniversary show, the Song Suffragettes performed to packed crowds two shows in a row at the CMA Music Festival on the CMA Close Up Stage at Fan Fair X. Saturday's performance featured Deana Carter, while Jamie O'Neal was featured with the troop on Sunday.
"These girls play guitar, they write their own songs; they're so young and just on fire for country music," O'Neal explains of the girls. "The crowds are getting bigger and bigger every week and I'm really happy to be a part of this movement."
The Song Suffragettes showcase happens every Monday night at 6PM at the Listening Room Cafe and is broadcasted live on Periscope starting at 6:30.
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