100 Greatest Women, #10: Kitty Wells
100 Greatest Women, #22: Wanda Jackson
100 Greatest Women, #37: Jean Shepard
100 Greatest Women, #46: Skeeter Davis
100 Greatest Men: #54. Hank Thompson
100 Greatest Men: The Complete List
A legendary star who performed for more than sixty years, Hank Thompson stayed relevant as country music slowly moved from a regional music to a national one.
Retro Single Review: Dolly Parton, “Just Because I’m a Woman”
While we continue to notice tangible gender inequities in country music today, particularly the ratio of male artists versus female artists that are played on mainstream radio, the gap between what male and female artists can sing about has narrowed considerably. Moreover, it’s certainly not uncommon to hear a range of topics from female singers that reveal the strength of independent minded, empowered women.