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Song Suffragettes 10 Years of Support for Women and Song



The 10-year anniversary celebration of the Song Suffragettes, Nashville's cherished all-female singer-songwriter showcase, was an evening of immense talent, heartfelt tributes, and poignant moments. Held at Belmont University's The Fisher Center, the event was a testament to the enduring impact of women in country music.


Central to the celebration was the recognition of Grammy winner and Country Music Hall of Famer, Wynonna Judd, who was honored with the prestigious Song Suffragettes Yellow Rose of Inspiration Award. This accolade, bestowed upon Judd, symbolized her profound influence on countless emerging singer-songwriters who have graced the Song Suffragettes stage over the past decade. In addition to receiving the award, Judd engaged in an intimate on-stage interview with Kelleigh Bannen, host of Apple Music's The Kelleigh Bannen Show, sharing insights into her illustrious career and performing both classic hits and a captivating new song titled "Flying High."


The celebratory atmosphere was further enriched by stellar performances from a diverse lineup of artists. CMT and ACM Award winners, Maddie & Tae, enthralled the audience with renditions of their chart-topping hits, including "Girl In A Country Song" and "Die From A Broken Heart," along with a soulful interpretation of The Judds' classic "Have Mercy." The evening continued with captivating writers' rounds featuring luminaries such as Laura Veltz and Liz Rose, who delivered stirring renditions of beloved songs, paying homage to the rich tapestry of country music.


Notable moments included Chapel Hart's soul-stirring rendition of "Grandpa" by The Judds, which garnered a standing ovation, and Mia Morris's mesmerizing performance highlighting her musical prowess. The event also featured esteemed alumnae of Song Suffragettes, including Trannie Anderson, Hannah Ellis, and Stevie Woodward, each delivering spellbinding performances that underscored the depth of talent nurtured by the organization.


Highlighting the evening was a special collaboration between Wynonna and the acclaimed bluegrass and gospel ensemble, The Isaacs, who delivered a stirring rendition of "Why Not Me," showcasing the power and resilience of female voices in music.


As the night drew to a close, Wynonna and her band delivered soul-stirring performances. The emotional crescendo came with a heartwarming finale, as Wynonna, joined by all performers and attending Song Suffragettes alumnae, delivered a moving rendition of "Love Can Build A Bridge," leaving an indelible mark on all those in attendance.


Reflecting on the evening's success, Todd Cassetty, Song Suffragettes' Founder, expressed profound gratitude for the journey that began in a tiny venue and has since grown into a platform that has showcased over 450 talented women and premiered more than 8,000 original songs. The event, sponsored by industry stalwarts including Curb Records and the Country 

The Song Suffragettes' 10th Anniversary Celebration stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of women in country music and serves as a beacon of hope for the future of female artists in the industry.




For more information on Song Suffragettes and upcoming events, visit their website at http://www.songsuffragettes.com or follow them on social media.

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