#LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: Sugarland, ‘Baby Girl’ [Watch]
The Song Suffragettes took on a very appropriate song on a recent Monday evening in Nashville, gathering together for a group cover of "Baby Girl," the song that launched Sugarland and made them into stars.
The group is a loose collection of some of the top up-and-coming female songwriters in Nashville, and they are part of the #LetTheGirlsPlay movement, which launched in Music City in response to the uphill struggles female artists and songwriters have been having in country music over the past few years. So it's appropriate that they chose a song about a young, aspiring singer following her dreams of music stardom. That's exactly what five of the Song Suffragettes do every Monday night at the Listening Room in Nashville, where they each play their solo originals before joining together to close the show with a group cover.
Kara Davis, Lena Stone, Kalie Shorr, Emily Reid and Emma Lynn White were on the bill this particular evening, and Stone gets the ball rolling, strumming her acoustic and singing lead on the first verse before Shorr takes the first chorus. White takes the next lead, with Stone singing a harmony above her before Reid sings the next chorus, while all of the singers join in for some bigger group harmonies.
Davis gets a chance to shine, too, delivering the bridge in a clear, strong voice. One wonders just how much these young aspiring stars can relate to the character in the song, who's working hard and dreaming of a brighter future in a "big town full of little white lies."
The movement is working; women have been making a much greater impact in Nashville, with young artists like Kelsea Ballerini (herself a major #LetTheGirlsPlay supporter), Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton and more coming on strong.
Taste of Country continues to be a proud supporter. Look for a new artist spotlight once each month, and a new cover song from the group once every week.
Watch the #LetTheGirlsPlay Cover of the Band Perry's's "If I Die Young"