Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It's Still A Man's (Country Music) World

This isn't the first time I've blogged about how much harder it is for the average new country female singer than it is for a new guy.

The stats remain unchanged again this week, with 88 people being considered for airplay (one in three is a female):

Alaina, Lauren
Aldean, Jason
Allan, Gary
Allen, Joe
Baird, Rob
Bentley, Dierks
Blackberry Smoke
Blazer, Justine
Bradley, Ry
Brice, Lee
Brooks, Kix
Bryan, Luke
Burly Clyde
Calabrese, Kayla
Chesney, Kenny
Clarkson, Kelly
Claypool, Phillip
Clyde, Burly
Crow, Sheryl
Currington, Billy
Dee, Colby
Diffie, Joe
Ducas, George
Edwards, Trae
Eldridge, Brett
Eli Young Band
Farr, Tyler
Florida Georgia Line
Frazier, Morgan
Gardner, Denae
Gibson, Andy
Gracin, Josh
Grits and Glamour (Tillis/Morgan)
Hayes, Hunter
Henningsons, The
Houser, Randy
Karl & Billy
Keith, Toby
Kershaw, Sammy
Kramer, Jana
Lady Antebellum
Lamb, Rachelle
Lambert, Miranda
Lawrence, Tracy
Lewis, Aaron
Little Big Town
Lockets, The
Love & Theft
Lynae, Rachele
Lynch, Dustin
Lynn, Sherry with Crystal Gayle
Lyons, Elizabeth
McCreery, Scotty
McGraw, Tim
Meade, Robin
Moore, Justin
Morgan, Craig
Musgraves, Kacey
Nail, David
Nichols, Joe
Paslay, Eric
Patin, Rick
Pickler, Kellie
Pope, Cassadee
Rhett, Thomas
Ross, Andy
Sawyer Brown
Scott, Dylan
Sebastian, Gwen
Stapleton, Chris
Sturgeon, Jason
Swift, Taylor
Taylor, Kayla
Thompson Square
Tudeen, Logan
Uncle Kracker
Underwood, Carrie
Urban, Keith
VanHoy, Christine
Watson. Aaron
Weeks, Hanna Michelle
White, Jimmy
Wilson, Gretchen
Young, Chris
Zac Brown Band 

...and yet only one of the ten best testing titles - two if you could Taylor and Tim's duet - and three  - or four if you include the duet - of the top 20 is by a woman (Rate The Music national 25-54 averages):

It's not fair, but it's a fact:  it's still much, much harder for women to score well with country radio's audience.

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