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Listen In, Lubbock: How The Chicks and other women made their own paths in country music

Michelangelo Oprandi
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It’s been 20 years since The Chicks were ostracized for speaking out against the Iraq War. They were at the height of their fame when the industry and some fans turned against them. How has the country music industry changed for women since then?

Jennifer Gerson, The 19th News

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The Chicks were silenced over politics. 20 years later, those lessons shaped country music’s new generation. from The 19th News

Country music has a gender issue. Kacey Musgraves is the latest woman to be shut out. from The 19th News

A revolution for women in country music: Marissa Moss talks redefining what’s ‘authentic’ in new book from The 19th News

Sarah Self-Walbrick is the news director at Texas Tech Public Media, where she leads the news team and focuses on underreported stories in Lubbock. Sarah is a Lubbock native and a three-time graduate of Texas Tech University. She started her career at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
Julia is the Morning Edition Host and a radio producer with Texas Tech Public Media. She graduated with her bachelor's in electronic media and journalism from Texas Tech University, and her master's in mass communication also from Texas Tech University. She also is an adjunct professor of journalism at TTU's College of Media and Communication. You can follow her on Twitter @_julsew_.
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