#LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: The Band Perry, ‘If I Die Young’ [Watch]
Nashville's Song Suffragettes turned in a harmony-laden cover of a breakout hit single on a recent Monday night, performing the Band Perry's "If I Die Young" to wrap up their weekly #LetTheGirlsPlay gig.
The Song Suffragettes are a loose collective of Music City's most up-and-coming female singer-songwriters, and they perform in sets of five every Monday evening at the Listening Room in downtown Nashville. On this particular evening the lineup expanded to seven, with Mignon Grabois, Lena Stone, Kalie Shorr, Bailee Rainwater and the trio of Maybe April taking the stage to perform their original songs, wrapping up with a group cover tune as they do each week.
Shorr is a mainstay of the Song Suffragettes, and she holds down the performance on acoustic guitar as she often does, kicking off the song by singing the first verse before Stone takes the lead on the second verse. Grabois chimes in with a strong, clear voice before Rainwater and the members of Maybe April harmonize on the chorus, and all of the performers continue to trade lead and harmony lines throughout the rest of the song in a stripped-down performance that really brings the emphasis to bear on their vocal performances.
The #LetTheGirlsPlay movement started as a response to the unique struggles female artists have had over the last several years in getting traction in country music, both as performing artists and as songwriters. The tide has slowly been turning for women in country music in the last year, and Taste of Country continues to be a proud supporter, sharing a cover from the Song Suffragettes live shows once each week and spotlighting an individual performer once every month.
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