Vol. 1: “Women Want to Hear Women” With Elaina Smith

Vol. 1: “Women Want to Hear Women” With Elaina Smith

Nash Nights Live co-host Elaina Smith has teamed with Nash Country Daily for an ongoing conversation that we want you to be a part of.


“Women don’t want to hear women.”

It’s a phrase that you may be familiar with in 2018. It’s something that has been said in country music for years. I can’t tell you how many female artists have told me they’ve heard this from bosses, program directors and industry friends. It’s a phrase I have heard in reference to female radio personalities, like myself. In fact, it’s been said to my face on multiple occasions.

I want to reclaim this narrative and prove that women do want to hear women. I want to be a part of moving this conversation forward . . . with YOU!

I want to highlight strong, talented female artists and give them the attention and love they deserve. Female artists have an underrepresented voice in our industry—their messages and representations are important to me, and hopefully you.

So here’s the deal: I’ll be checking in regularly with Nash Country Daily to highlight female country artists through my interviews, podcasts, playlists and opinion pieces. I want to share the reasons I love these artists and help you “discover” them.

This is going to be a group effort, people. Tweet @ElainaDSmith or @NASHCntryDaily to let us know who we should highlight and what questions you want answered. Make sure to use the hashtag: #WomenWantToHearWomen.

To get the conversation kicked off, I’ve curated my first “Women Want to Hear Women” playlist, which is packed with 14 powerful women: Cam, Ashley McBryde, Clare Dunn, Abby Anderson, Maren Morris, Cassadee Pope, Kacey Musgraves, Stephanie Quayle, RaeLynn, Leah Turner, Lindsay Ell, Caitlyn Smith, Rachel Wammack and Kassi Ashton.

photo by Jason Simanek

Daily Dose

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs