Women in Country Music, Opinions on Santigold & Sudan Archives

her country

Author Marissa Moss's new book "Her Country" details the challenges the country music industry puts before female artists. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Moss about three artists who've succeeded in spite of the obstacles. Plus, they review new albums from Santigold and Sudan Archives and hear feedback from listeners. 

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Spirituals Santigold

Santigold Spirituals

On her first album in six years, Santi White is creating her own version of African American spirituals. Santigold’s “Spirituals” album is more introspective than past work, yet maintains her fearless rejection of genre conventions.

Natural Brown Prom Queen Sudan Archives

Sudan Archives Natural Brown Prom Queen

Sudan Archives’s second studio album, “Natural Brown Prom Queen” continues the integration of African-styled violin with current electronic music styles. Compared with her debut album, “Athena,” this effort is more assured in combining disparate musical elements including trap, progressive rock and hyperpop.

Women in Country

her country

Despite a long history of female country stars, Marissa Moss’s book “Her Country” details the structural hurdles women currently face in Nashville. Jim and Greg discuss the rise and fall of The Chicks (formerly known as The Dixie Chicks) and the variety of forces that combined to keep most female country artists off the radio. She also highlights three recent artists who’ve found success anyway.

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