Joan Jett the rebellious rocker. Dolly Parton the queen Mother of Country. Whitney Houston the powerhouse vocalist. Madonna the pop sensation. All these women dominated the music industry in their particular genres. They all have a common denominator; they pushed the envelope, broke records, and paved the way for future female artists. These are only a few of the groundbreakers that have opened doors for women in music.
These fearless women were not afraid to be themselves and own their craft. They brought authenticity to the studio and stage and led to more acceptance in the music industry for female artists today. More musical freedom, more opportunities, and more recognition means a chance for each generation to help out the next by continuing to hold the door open for the tomorrow’s trend setters.
Dolly influenced a young Shania Twain, who was not afraid to blend genres and incorporated pop into her country music. This move influenced a young Taylor Swift who then began writing her own songs and creating her own sound. Her music resonated with fans and shot her to fame in the country music scene, making her one of the greatest songwriters and performers of our time. Once she reached a pinnacle in country music, she crossed over to become a pop queen alongside women like Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, and Pink. Taylor’s time in Nashville left a deep impact.
Now, young artists, like up and coming country-pop superstar Kelsea Ballerini have the freedom to create their own style of music and have more platforms and opportunities to share it on. Just imagine what the future for females in music will look like when this trend reaches full growth!
Strong Female artists will continue to pave the way for women to keep growing and evolving in the music industry. Women have come a long way in music, but there is still work to be done. With support, creativity, and strength, women with a heart for music will continue to open doors and the future will shine brighter than ever. So, from all of us here at Tunefruit, Happy Women’s History Month! As we’ve looked back at some of the timeless women in music, we are sure the best is yet to come and we salute the amazing women in music and recognize their hard work, talent, and endless dedication to blaze the trail for the next generation.