#LetTheGirlsPlay: Song Suffragettes Cover Martina McBride’s ‘Independence Day’
The women of Song Suffragettes recently celebrated their one-year anniversary with a few special guests at the Listening Room in Nashville. As always, they closed the show with a popular cover song. Their cover of Martina McBride's "Independence Day" recognizes the superstar vocalist, and stays true to her original rendition.
Morgan Dawson, Brit Wilson, Kalie Shorr, Maddy Newton and Baylor Wilson take turns singing the hit from 1994. Shorr calls McBride “country music royalty” before explaining why they chose the song. A packed house cheered them on as they reached for those high notes, as a group.
Song Suffragettes and the #LetTheGirlsPlay movement were formed in response to the struggles females — especially new females — were having on country radio. It's a regular Monday night meet-up for five performers, but it's much more. These girls know they have a support group cheering for them as they reach for bigger things. As they take risks, they know there are a few dozen girls in their corner.
Taste of Country is a proud partner in this effort. During the first week of every month, one #LetTheGirlsPlay artist will be featured in depth, turning a light on the next generation of great female singer-songwriters.