Women in Country Music, Opinions on Santigold & Sudan Archives
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.
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 QueenSudan Archives
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
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.
Recent calls from listeners with feedback on past episodes are played.
Kacey Musgraves, "Merry Go 'Round," Same Trailer Different Park, Mercury Nashville, 2013
Santigold, "High Priestess," Spirituals, Little Jerk, 2022
Santigold, "Fall First," Spirituals, Little Jerk, 2022
Santigold, "No Paradise," Spirituals, Little Jerk, 2022
Mickey Guyton, "Black Like Me," Remember Her Name, Capitol Nashville, 2021
Maren Morris, "My Church," HERO, Columbia Nashville, 2016
The Highwomen, "Loose Change," The Highwomen, Elektra, 2019
Mickey Guyton, "What Are You Gonna Tell Her?," Remember Her Name, Capitol Nashville, 2021
Kacey Musgraves, "Good Ol' Boys Club," Pageant Material , Mercury Nashville, 2015
Boogie Down Productions, "Jack of Spades," Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop, Jive/RCA, 1989
Sinéad Lohan, "Diving to be Deeper," No Mermaid, Interscope, 1998
Off Peak Arson, "Vivid," Vivid (Single), 3131749 Records DK, 2022
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