#GAReads | Music Executives Keep Making Excuses for Why Women Don't Succeed on Country Radio
It’s a tale as old as time: women country music singers are few and far between on country radio.
Billboard reports that for the first time since 1990, its Country Airplay chart dated December 8, which pulls from mainstream country radio stations, had no women in the top 20, and then there were no women in the top 20 again for this week’s chart. Billboard also reports that only four women made their year-end Country Airplay Artists tally, and this year Maren Morris is the only woman in the top 20 (at No. 14).
Why does this matter? Well, because country radio hasn’t historically been interested in promoting the music of women.