Billboard – Chart Date 06/06/2015

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Our third Voice finalist makes the top of the BB chart. Sawyer’s compilation album was classified as many formats and one of the charts it topped was the Folk Album chart. Meghan Linsey returns to the top of the Christian Digital and Christian/Gospel Digital chart with “Amazing Grace”. Koryn Hawthorne tops another chart with “How […]

Country Radio & The Anti-Female Female Myth: A Data-Based Look

Female Representation in Country Top 25, 1996-2015

The latest installment in our data-based explorations of country radio’s female problem is a response to music consultant Keith Hill’s recommendations to reduce the female representation on current country playlists. We assess and refute his claims about the preferences of female country radio listeners using callout chart data, finding that in fact female listeners are more supportive of female-led singles than the current airplay charts reflect.