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.
It’s your Idols/Voice Gone Country 2014 Look Back/2015 Look Ahead, featuring 2014 recaps and 2015 previews for Lauren Alaina, Janelle Arthur, Danielle Bradbery, Kristy Lee Cook, Bucky Covington, Josh Gracin, Kree Harrison, Casey James, Scotty McCreery, Kellie Pickler here in Part One. Part Two with Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, The Swon Brothers, and Carrie Underwood follows in the next post! Both posts include the most recent available sales numbers where available, and also new music news!