The 97 Dedicated Articles SCM Published in 2020 Featuring Women

In the continued and ongoing effort to slander, cancel, and deplatform Saving Country Music based on Jussie Smollett-style fake accusations by rival journalists tied to coverage of the death of Charley Pride, performer Margo Price made some defaming comments about me, Kyle “Trigger” Coroneos, on Saturday evening (12-19).

“it’s encouraging to see lots of people speaking out against the hack blogger Kyle Coroneos,” she said in a tweet. “he’s an uneducated, misogynistic, racist, homophobic bully who has harrassed me and many others for years. anyone still sharing/supporting this small minded man is lost.”

But along with no evidence of this supposed misogyny and “harassment,” what Margo Price and others making these unfounded accusations are overlooking is the reams of positive coverage Saving Country Music publishes every year in a dedicated focus of elevating women’s voices in country music. It’s something even Margo Price has highlighted in the past.

So as a simple illustration of the support Saving Country Music shows to the women of country, here is a list of the 97 dedicated features covering women in country music posted in 2020 so far. A few of them also include mention of men as dual features, but each of the articles covers a woman with at least half of the emphasis of the article.

Please appreciate that this is in no way encapsulates all the coverage that women have received on Saving Country Music in 2020. For example, this doesn’t include the dozens of playlist updates where featured artists get a write up when they’re added. It also doesn’t include the quarterly “Most Anticipated” posts where upcoming releases from artists are featured. It doesn’t include bands that may have a woman in the lineup, like The Bloody Jug Band, or The SteelDrivers. It also doesn’t include recap festival coverage or social media and Instagram posts, or articles that advocate for women, like the article that was critical of the Born & Raised Festival that didn’t have many women on the lineup (except Margo Price), or the Sweeping Song Theft Investigation from earlier this year that disproportionately affected female performers.

It also doesn’t include Saving Country Music’s annual award winners. For example, Ashley McBride had the #1 Mainstream Country Album in 2020 (the other major awards have yet to be given out). In 2019, Emily Scott Robinson’s “The Dress” won Song of the Year. In 2018, Sarah Shook won Album of the Year, and in 2018, Song of the Year was shared between Lori McKenna and Jamie Lin Wilson.

And though there is a separate list for minority features and features of LGBT artists, there are numerous examples of these artists being featured on Saving Country Music in this list as well. From the LGBT community, both Jaime Wyatt and Brandy Clark have been featured twice on Saving Country Music in 2020, as well as Sarah Shook and Mary Gautier. From the minority community there are three features on Eva Noblezada in connection to the film Yellow Rose alone, as well as multiple articles on Mickey Guyton’s still-unexplained exclusion from The Highwomen’s video shoot for “Redesigning Women.”

This list also includes three features for Margo Price.

Granted, some of the articles are just quick news items about upcoming albums or other information. But the majority of them are feature-length articles, including many album reviews, including for women that if Saving Country Music had not featured them, nobody would have. And yes, there were more features for men in 2020 than there were for women. But this is more due to the disproportionate amount of male performers in country music as opposed to misogyny.

That said, and even with the incredible amount of coverage women received from a one-man operation, I wish there were more features for women in 2020. There are so many worthy women making country music, and it’s beyond frustrating there isn’t more time in each day to feature them all. Yet I will put this output up against any other individual writer, including many that are at the heart of the current defamation campaign against Saving Country Music. For some, 97 articles is a career’s worth of output. And again, these are just the dedicated features from 2020. In total over the 12 years and counting of Saving Country Music, the full amount is likely somewhere between 1,000 and 1,200.

Thanks for reading.

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2. Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno Ready New Self-Titled Record
3. Amber Digby Sings with Legends on “Heroes, Mentors and Friends”
4. Return of The Wreckers a Reminder of Michelle Branch’s Wrecked Country Career
5. Amid End-of-Year Praise, Lauren Mascitti is on COVID Front Lines
6. Album Review – Brit Taylor’s “Real Me”
7. Miranda Lambert Makes Adversities & Heartbreak Her “Champion”
8. Songwriter Stefanie Joyce Wants To Save the Murder Ballad
9. Album Review – Becky Warren’s “The Sick Season”
10. Miranda Lambert Says CMA Entertainer for Garth Brooks was “Bull$hit”
11. Album Review – Alecia Nugent’s “The Old Side of Town”
12. Kalie Shorr Voices Music Row’s Guilty Conscience in “My Voice”
13. Album Review – Rachel Brooke’s “The Loneliness in Me”
14. Sierra Ferrell Offers First Taste of New Music
15. Album Review – “Yellow Rose (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)”
16. ‘Yellow Rose’ Film Is Not To Be Overlooked
17. Album Review – The Onlies (Self-Titled)
18. Album Review – Brennen Leigh’s “Prairie Love Letter”
19. Reba McEntire Joins Cody Johnson for Remake of “Dear Rodeo”
20. Review – Victoria Bailey’s “Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline”
21. Valerie June’s Surprise ACM Performance w/ Eric Church Overlooked
22. We Need a Carrie Underwood Classic Country Album. And Now.
23. Album Review – Juliet McConkey’s “Disappearing Girl”
24. George Jones & Tammy Wynette Series Coming w/ Jessica Chastain
25. “Yellow Rose” Film Sets Theatrical Debut
26. Carly Pearce Goes in More Country Direction with “Next Girl”
27. Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley Won’t Host CMAs, But Hit the Opry
28. Album Review – Karen Jonas “The Southwest Sky & Other Dreams”
29. Ashley McBryde’s “One Night Standards” Goes Gold
30. The Petersens – The Enduring Bluegrass Family Band Gone Viral
31. Pam Tillis, Jon Pardi, Runaway June on Grand Ole Opry
32. Maddie & Tae Earn 1st Woman-Led True Country #1 in 8 Years
33. Dissecting Dolly Parton’s Reported Support of ‘Black Lives Matter’
34. Album Review – Arna Georgia’s “Yes Girl”
35. Reba McEntire to Reissue Deluxe Edition of Landmark Album
36. On Taylor Swift’s “Betty” Coming to Country Radio
37. Album Review – Lori McKenna’s “The Balladeer”
38. Alan Jackson Emerges w/ Caylee Hammack to Toast Don Williams
39. Album Review – Courtney Marie Andrews – “Old Flowers”
40. Album Review – The (Dixie) Chicks – “Gaslighter”
41. Reba McEntire, Vince Gill to Appear on the Grand Ole Opry
42. Album Review – S.G. Goodman’s “Old Time Feeling”
43. Ashley Ray Ready to Make Waves with New Record “Pauline”
44. Album Review – Lilly Hiatt’s “Walking Proof”
45. The Americana Music Awards Announce 2020 Nominees
46. Highwomen Admit Mickey Guyton Left Out of Video Shoot
47. Explanation Owed on Why Highwomen Disinvited Mickey Guyton
48. Margo Price Resets Album Release Date, Issues New Song
49. Album Review – Jaime Wyatt’s “Neon Cross”
50. Vintage Album Review – Sarah Shook & The Devil’s “Seven”
51. Album Review – Tessy Lou Williams (Self-Titled)
52. Album Review – Caitlin Cannon’s “The TrashCannon Album”
53. Rita Wilson Is Latest to Ask, “Where’s My Country Song?”
54. Carrie Underwood Turned Down Florida Georgia Line Collaboration
55. On Gwen Stefani Playing the Grand Ole Opry
56. Lori McKenna Prepares New Album “The Balladeer”
57. Album Review – Whitney Rose’s “We Still Go To Rodeos”
58. Album Review – Pam Tillis – “Looking For A Feeling”
59. Album Review – Maddie & Tae’s “The Way It Feels”
60. Album Review – Lauren Mascitti’s “God Made A Woman”
61. Loretta Lynn Covers Patsy Cline Ahead Of New Book
62. Ashley McBryde, Terri Clark, Lauren Alaina on Grand Ole Opry
63. Album Review – Ashley McBryde’s “Never Will”
64. Album Review – Jessi Alexander’s “Decatur County Red”
65. Jan Howard’s Quiet Support of Servicemembers Remembered After Passing
66. Country Music Legend Jan Howard Has Passed Away
67. Amy Grant, Vince Gill & Family to Appear on Grand Ole Opry
68. Courtney Marie Andrews Readies New Album “Old Flowers”
69. Album Review – Anna Lynch’s “Apples in the Fall”
70. On Reba McEntire and Tim McGraw Switching Labels
71. Album Review – Brandy Clark’s “Your Life is a Record”
72. Miranda Lambert Honors First Responders on Wildcard Tour
73. Song Review – Margo Price’s “Twinkle Twinkle”
74. Album Review – Porter Union’s “Loved & Lost”
75. Pam Tillis Shares Details of 1st Solo Album in 12 Years
76. Blake Shelton = Deadbeat, Carrie Underwood = Hero at 2019 Opry
77. Rhonda Vincent is a Great Pick for Next Grand Ole Opry Member
78. Jaime Wyatt Reveals New Song & Album, “Neon Cross”
79. Tanya Tucker Makes Surprise Appearance At Ameripolitan Party
80. Album Review – Nora Jane Struthers “Bright Lights, Long Drives…”
81. Maddie & Tae’s “Die From a Broken Heart” Goes Gold Despite Radio
82. Album Review – Tami Neilson’s “CHICKABOOM!”
83. Whitney Rose Announces New Album “We Still Go To Rodeos”
84. Tanya Tucker Is Ticked That Country Grammys Were Not Televised
85. Maddie & Tae Finally Get to Release Their Conceptualized Record
86. Loretta Lynn Is Fighting Mad About Country Music Dying
87. Jamie Lin Wilson = Killer Start to Mile 0 Fest
88. Kelsey Waldon Recognized by Hometown of Monkey’s Eyebrow
89. 47 Years In, Tanya Tucker Wins First Grammy Award(s) at 61
90. Mary Gauthier & Folk Alliance Remember David Olney
91. No, Don’t Put Dolly Parton in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Yet)
92. Ashley McBryde Announces New Album, “Never Will”
93. Margo Price Exits Third Man Records, Releases New Song
94. Album Review – Tenille Arts “Love, Heartbreak & Everything…”
95. Dolly Parton’s Plan To Keep Her Music Alive Well Into The Future
96. Brandy Clark Announces New Album “Your Life Is A Record”
97. Album Review – McKay & Leigh – Self-Titled

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