Carly Pearce, Kelsey Vallorini, Casey discussed on Popcast



Was. She. What I was most struck by on this record is there's a kind of a looseness and almost like an irregularity with the songwriting. They're at their things that feel. Long for lack of a better way. Putting it and there was something. There was always felt like a concision to the presentation and the performance of the pistol Annie's as characters that's how it felt to me previously. And this just felt like we can do whatever we can just we keep it on Rulli. Yeah. I can definitely see looser. I just I don't really like my name chains back. I find that kinda cloying an Itis. I don't know not all the songs necessarily jibed as much like being pretty pretty such a good song. Beige is like icon. I don't know. These are like great great great things that I just feel like I don't know. They just are better for me. But I've also had more time with them. So sure we will see from performance perspective women performing on the as this landings performed Kelsey vallorini. Kelsey, Casey, Lauren Elena had like a little she had her little thing. Dottie west, right Kerry. Obviously, I think when we were writing about Casey five years ago and Miranda ten years ago. It seemed like we could feasibly awry, like go ten years without those performers ever actually truly being embraced and being invited to the party. And I wonder now, even if are they being invited in a genuine way or are they being invited largely because country music is so terrible at cultivating female talent that there's not even like a alternate choice. There's not some other direction to go like you're saying they're outside the mainstream to a degree wouldn't expect them to be embraced by the same as people. Yes. But because they're quite. Quite literally ease. No one else. Yeah. I mean, not that are there are no female singers. But there's no one with a consistent retinue of hits steady radio play. I mean Lindsey L was there Carly Pearce like whatever like there's plenty of people making interesting songs, but very few that the industry is actively supporting. Yeah. No. I mean, it certainly like all the people performing none of them are in top thirty radio right now. And you know, it's like that's to me. It's just like Hello. I think this is just becoming so so painfully obvious, and it's not like there isn't a gender disparity in every genre of music, but in country, they radio has so much power. And yet they're so unwilling to embrace the idea that they are the problem, you know, like, they're really resistant, and this is just as I know you guys have seen like this is just a central conversation. Especially right now, you know, like the fact that when women are underrepresented on country radio. And so yeah, like, you're saying these women who are sort of outsiders issue, or at least not conforming sort of the mainstream Nick of country radio like, but they're big album artists. And so they have been able to maintain their their following in their audience 'cause they're great. And they make great albums, and whatever, but it is just I dunno. It's so disheartening I was like doing more research this morning, and it's like there are actually like doctrines at radio stations. And it's like you can't play women back to back like that's like an actual rule at country radium places, you know, and it's like you might hear like one song by woman all day long. And that's just that's not normal. And it's they act. It's like, they blame it on the labels. They say the labels aren't bringing us female artists who are dropping singles. But it's like they're out there doing things and so radio blames the labels label say well radio won't play. Anyone who's? So it's like this chicken and egg thing of like everyone's passing the buck, and nobody is willing to kind of take responsibility..

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