Saturday, February 6, 2016

Billboard Analysis: Women And Country Radio

Country Artists Cam, Kelsea Ballerini and Mickey Guyton
For a multitude of reasons, males dominate country radio. In Nashville, it's a tired topic and one that people are wary to talk about. But following the release of the year-end charts, it's worth against asking -- again: Why aren't women getting hits at country radio?

In short: Not Yet. But its complicated.

An analysis of the year-end Billboard Country Airplay chart shows females represented 16 percent of the top 100 songs of 2015. Solo female artists and all-female bands represented 12 songs in total. Another 4 songs were by bands with at least one female. Separately, another 3 songs were by male artists featuring a female artist.

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