One year ago today, the all-female, singer-songwriter collective Song Suffragettes released the original song and music video for “Time’s Up”, a musical nod to the female empowerment movement that began in January of 2018. The song went on to receive major media coverage, critical accolades and ultimately raised $10,000 for the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund through single sales and streaming. In celebration of this anniversary, Song Suffragettes just released “’Time’s Up’ – The Story Behind The Song” via their YouTube page which has amassed over 2.6 million views to date.
Written by Kalie Shorr and Lacy Green, the song features the voices of 23 Song Suffragettes and pointedly addresses gender inequality and sexual misconduct against women with sharp lyrics like “we aren’t waiting anymore for the moon to turn the tides”. The accompanying music video features the following Song Suffragettes (women listed in order of appearance in the song): Kalie Shorr, Tasji Bachman, Chloe Gilligan, Savannah Keyes, Mignon,Gracie Schram, Tiera,Jenna Paulette, Emma White, Jordyn Mallory,Emma Lynn White, Regan Stewart,Kim Paige, Jenna McDaniel, Madison Kozak, Jenny Ray, Tenille Arts, Tristan McIntosh,Tia Scola, Alexis Gomez, Candi Carpenter and Trannie Stevens.
After the song and video were released, the intense media coverage included the Associated Press, USA Today, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Voice of America, U.S. News & World Report, Billboard, Rolling Stone, CMT.com, TasteOfCountry.com, SoundsLikeNashville.com and Grammy.com. Most recently, the song was one of sixteen songs featured on TuneIn’s Country Roads “Fab Females of 2018” radio special. TheShotgunSeat.com named the song one of the Top 20 Singles of 2018 calling it “arguably the most important song released in 2018.”
Song Suffragettes remains at the forefront of the disparity and discrimination debate surrounding females in the country music genre. ELLE Magazine prominently featured Song Suffragettes in their November 2018 issue with a story titled “The Women of Nashville’s Music Scene Are Calling Time’s Up.” In December, National Public Radio (NPR) touted Song Suffragettes nationally in a Morning Edition piece called “Female Country Music Singers In Nashville Navigate Gender Bias To Be Heard.”
For more information on Song Suffragettes, their one-sheet and success stories can be found here along with behind-the-scenes photos. For more information and to donate to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, visit www.TimesUpNow.com.
About Song Suffragettes
Song Suffragettes is a collective of female singer-songwriters that performs every Monday night at The Listening Room Café in Nashville, TN. In four+ years, Song Suffragettes has showcased over 200 talented women out of over 1,700 who have submitted to play the showcase. With weekly sell-outs and a mantra of #LetTheGirlsPlay, Song Suffragettes vocally combats wide-spread discrimination against women in the music industry by giving female talent a place to play, grow and evolve with fellow creatives. Since its inception, 11 Song Suffragettes women have gone on to receive record deals and 40 have landed music publishing deals. With over 2.6 million views on their YouTube channel, Song Suffragettes was recently named by Billboard magazine as one of “Next-Gen Nashville: 16 People, Places and Things Shaking Up Music City”. Featured in Elle, USA Today, Washington Post, Grammy.com, Boston Globe and more, Song Suffragettes continues to fight for female talent to be heard throughout the country and beyond.
About Kalie Shorr
Kalie Shorr burst onto the Nashville music scene in 2016 with her self-penned hit “Fight Like A Girl”. The Portland, Maine singer-songwriter became a Sirius XM Highway Find and was praised by Spotify, CMT, Radio Disney Country, Taste of Country, and even Billboard magazine. In 2017, Kalie released her Slingshot EP to rave reviews and was named “New Artist You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone, “The New Nashville” by Teen Vogue, and one of “2017’s Hottest Artists Under 25” by Taste of Country. Her first 2018 single “Two Hands” garnered airplay on Sirius XM, Radio Disney Country, Pandora and TuneIn with prominent placement on Apple Music’s Breaking Country and Cool Country playlists. Named a CMT Next Women of Country and a “Top 10 Country Artists To Watch In 2018” by the Huffington Post, Kalie released her latest EP Awake to critical acclaim and recently toured with Sara Evans and RaeLynn on the CMT Next Women of Country Tour. On March 31, 2018, Kalie fulfilled a life-long dream when she made her Grand Ole Opry debut calling it “one of the most emotional experiences of my life” and has since gone on to play the Opry 8 times. Kalie recently wrapped headlining the Walmart/Pepsi “Road to the CMA Awards” Tour raising awareness for the 52nd annual CMA Awards telecast. And in November, Radio Disney Country launched a daily radio series called “Let The Girls Play” hosted by Kalie and fellow Song Suffragette Savannah Keyes. Playing over 100 shows a year, Kalie’s message of female empowerment has led to praise for her “social advocacy” [NPR] and to her being called a “modern country woman [who will] continue to inspire” [TasteofCountry.com].
You can find her music on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music and everywhere digital music is sold or streamed. As tour dates continue to be announced you can stay current with Kalie on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to follow her onYoutube and visit www.kalieshorr.com.