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.