Women In Country Music Today

Published on Sep 7th, 2022

Let’s go girls!! Women have taken over the country music genre and they are killing it! Check out some of the talented female country artists coming to Indy this year. … more »

Let’s go girls!!

Women have taken over the country music genre and they are killing it! Check out some of the talented female country artists coming to Indy this year.

Amanda Shires

Grammy and Americana-award-winning singer-songwriter and virtuoso violinist Amanda Shires has pushed the reset button, releasing an album that is so unlike anything she has ever recorded before that you would be tempted to think it’s her debut album instead of her seventh.

The native Texan got her start playing fiddle with the legendary Texas Playboys at 15. She toured and collaborated with John Prine, Todd Snider, Justin Townes Earle and others, and has long been a member of husband Jason Isbell’s 400 Unit band. Winner of the Americana Music Association’s 2017 Emerging Artist of the Year award, she has released a series of rapturously received solo albums.

Catch her at HI-FI Indy on Friday, October 28th – Tickets HERE

Sunny Sweeney

Sunny Sweeney is a genre-bending, songwriting spitfire who has spent equal time in the rich musical traditions of Texas and Tennessee, returns with Married Alone, the celebrated singer-songwriter’s fifth studio album and the follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed Trophy.

Aside from her music career, Sweeney can also be heard on Sirius XM’s Willie’s Roadhouse as the weekday morning host from 6am-12pm.

See her at HI-FI Indy on November 16th – Tickets HERE

Nikki Lane

Nikki Lane’s stunning third album Highway Queen sees the young Nashville singer emerge as one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters. 

Growing up, Lane used to watch her father pave asphalt during blistering South Carolina summers. She’d sit on the roller (“what helps smooth out the asphalt”) next to a guy named Rooster and divvy out Hardee’s lunch orders for the workers. “My father thought he was a country singer,” Lane laughs. “He partied hard at night, but by 6:30 AM he was out on the roads in 100-degree weather.” That’s the southern work ethic, she says. “We didn’t have a lot of money, but I was privileged with the knowledge of how to work hard, how to learn and to succeed when things aren’t set up for me.” Creativity was an unthinkable luxury, she adds. “When people told me I should try to get a record deal for songs I was writing, I was like, ‘that’s cute — I’ve got to be at work at 10 A.M.’”

Be sure to see her at HI-FI Annex on October 2nd – Tickets HERE

Mary Gauthier

Gauthier is a Grammy-nominated American folk singer-songwriter and author, whose songs have been covered by performers including Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Boy George, Jimmy Buffett and Dolly Parton.

As she has so eloquently accomplished over the past 25 years, acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier has used her art once again to traverse the uncharted waters of the past few years. 

Catch Mary at HI-FI Indy on September 14th – Tickets HERE

Kaitlin Butts

Full of reflection, daydreaming contemplation, sharp wit, tough decisions in the midst of dire situations, rosy love, and beaming growth, What Else Can She Do finds Country music’s Kaitlin Butts in full bloom. Behind her flowing locks of auburn hair, Oklahoma twang, and a wry grin, grows a devastating storyteller and an equally demanding, radiant voice.

See her at White Rabbit Cabaret on September 9th – Tickets HERE

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