Nashville’s All-Female Collective, Song Suffragettes, Makes Its Way To The UK For The First Time
NASHVILLE’S ALL-FEMALE COLLECTIVE, SONG SUFFRAGETTES, MAKES ITS WAY TO THE UK FOR THE FIRST TIME
FEATURING KALIE SHORR, CARTER FAITH, ROBYN OTTOLINI & TWINNIE
London sold out; limited tickets remain in Manchester & Glasgow
LONDON, UK. – (For Immediate Release) – Nashville’s all-female singer-songwriter collective, Song Suffragettes, is making its way to the UK for the first time later this month as part of Country Music Week. With shows in Glasgow, London and Manchester, presented officially by the Academy of Country Music, it will feature founding member Kalie Shorr alongside Carter Faith, Robyn Ottolini and Twinnie. Full dates can be found below, and tickets can be bought here:
Friday, 21st October – Oran Mor, Glasgow
Saturday, 22nd October – Bush Hall, London (SOLD OUT)
Sunday 23rd October – Band on the Wall, Manchester
Born in 2014, Song Suffragettes has taken place every Monday night at The Listening Room Café in Nashville, Tennessee. In its eight years, the collective has showcased more than 380 talented women out of over 2,000 who have submitted to play the show. With weekly sell-outs, it vocally combats widespread discrimination against women in the music industry by giving female talent a place to play, grow and evolve with fellow creatives.
Since its inception, 26 Song Suffragettes women have gone on to receive record deals and 60 have landed music publishing deals. With almost 5 million views on their YouTube channel, Song Suffragettes was named by Billboard magazine as one of “Next-Gen Nashville: 16 People, Places and Things Shaking Up Music City”.
“Coming up in Nashville as a teenager and a young adult with this community of women who are so motivated to support each other and change the culture surrounding it, made me such a better woman in the long run” said founding member Kalie Shorr in conversation with Forbes. “I don’t know who I would be as an artist without Song Suffragettes, and just as a person.”
In August of 2020, Song Suffragettes partnered with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission – funded by US Congress – to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with special shows featuring Maddie & Tae, Lindsay Ell, Runaway June and Ashley McBryde.
Featured in The New York Times, Forbes, ELLE, USA Today, Washington Post, Grammy.com, Boston Globe and on PBS NewsHour and NPR, Song Suffragettes continues to fight for female talent to be heard throughout the US and beyond.
“Essentially, we’re working toward a larger ‘window to the world’ so that more female-crafted music can be heard” explained Song Suffragettes founder Todd Cassetty.
ABOUT KALIE SHORR:
According to The New York Times, Kalie Shorr’s debut album – Open Book – was the #7 Best Album of 2019 alongside Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande. Variety called Open Book 2019’s “most acclaimed album from a freshman country artist,” and Stereogum said “country music needs this kind of fire.” Kalie is a Sirius XM “Highway Find,” a “CMT Next Women of Country” and made her Grand Ole Opry debut in 2018. The Guardian named Kalie a “Best New Artist for 2020” and since then, she’s garnered critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Forbes, Billboard, American Songwriter and People. A firebrand live performer, Kalie has shared the stage with Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Stevie Nicks, Sara Evans, Kelsea Ballerini, Jason Isbell and more.
ABOUT CARTER FAITH:
Combining the emotive lyricism and pointed perspective of Taylor Swift with the chill aesthetic and refreshing candour of Kacey Musgraves, Carter Faith has been named the “future of the next 10 years of Nashville” by Apple Music’s Ward Guenther. This high praise was recently supported after Spotify claimed Faith on their annual “Hot Country Artist To Watch” list while also including her in their Fresh Finds multi-genre program – marking the up-and-comer as the first country artist to ever be a part of this program. She has shared the stage with artists like Cole Swindell, Carly Pearce, Old Dominion, Chris Young, Kip Moore and many more. Faith has garnered a total of over thirty million streams with her recent releases “Greener Pasture,” “Cowboys & Dreamers,” “Joyride,” “Easy Pill,” as well as her debut EP Let Love Be Love. In addition to all of this success, she’s received noteworthy praise from prestigious outlets like The New York Times, HuffPost, People Magazine, and Billboard.
ABOUT ROBYN OTTOLINI:
Introducing the Eminem of country music. Well, sort of. Robyn Ottolini makes music that will either piss you off or make you fall in love with her. Maybe a little of both. Raised in a small town outside of Toronto called Uxbridge, Ottolini has been treating songwriting like a diary since the age of 13. The homegrown artist has taken cues in recent years from the likes of Kacey Musgraves and Maren Morris, infusing her lyrics with honesty and fearlessness. Ottolini had already released two independent projects before connecting with a global audience through TikTok. The raw relatability of her hit “F-150” resonated with fans, who drove it to No. 4 on Spotify’s all-genre US Viral 50 chat and No.3 on Rolling Stone’s all-genre Trending 25. “F-150” soon made its way down to Music City, where it reached the ears of the team at Warner Music Nashville – and never left. Within weeks, Ottolini had signed with WMN in the most 2020 way possible: in her pyjamas, on her bed. Now she is following up The I’m Not Always Hilarious EP with her major label debut, The But I’m Not Always Sad Either EP and The I’m Not Always Put Together EP, both out now. With more than 90 million streams to her name and a 2021 CCMAs Rising Star of the Year win, the singer / songwriter’s unfiltered vulnerability is clearly connecting. With major festivals such as CMA Fest and Bonnaroo already under her belt, Ottolini will continue to play shows across the country throughout the year as she gears up to release new music.
Walking the line between two worlds, Twinnie delivers a pop-country sound that is rooted in her Gypsy heritage. A crossover artist with cross-Atlantic appeal, Twinnie demonstrates an innate ability to resonate with a varied demographic. Her powerful vocal control, and intricate writing style put her in a lane of her own as she continues to push for global chart success.