From Dolly to The (Dixie) Chicks, The F Word is the journey of feminism in song from the first #1 hit for a female country artist in 1952, through to today.
Performed by award-winning Country artist Tami Neilson and her hot rocking band, this rich songbook of country classics explores why songs of feminism were banned from country radio faster than a dirty word!
Country music is known as one of the most conservative musical genres aided by its predominantly male radio DJs making or breaking an artist’s career. Despite vehemently denying being feminist, high-profile female artists like Dolly Parton (whose 9 to 5 tackled sexual harassment in the workplace) and Loretta Lynn (whose The Pill celebrated the dawn of birth control), had songs banned by country radio that still soared to #1 and became feminist anthems.
The F Word is a music concert experience, held together with humorous storytelling about the women behind the music. Dr Jada Watson, a Professor of Musicology, opens the show and welcomes the audience to her “presentation” of Songs of Feminism in Country Music, delivering a tongue-in-cheek expose of gender inequality in country music, peppered with shocking statistics and fun facts.
“One of the greatest singers on this entire planet, irrespective of genre or geographic region.” – Saving Country Music
“If you enjoy a barnstormin’, sh*t-kickin’, rollicking good time, catch this show – and you just might learn a thing or two as well!”
Sat 10 April, 8:00pm
The Regent Theatre
90 minutes, no interval
Early Bird $40
Under 19 $25
Group of 6+ $40
plus service fees