On Monday, March 28, at The Listening Room Café, Nashville’s all-female, singer-songwriter collective Song Suffragettes celebrated its 8th Anniversary with a sold-out show honoring Kelsea Ballerini with the “Yellow Rose of Inspiration Award,” an honor bestowed on a female songwriter who has inspired the many Song Suffragette women who one day hope to follow in Ballerini’s successful footsteps.
Singer/songwriter/producer Nicolle Galyon interviewed Ballerini onstage discussing everything from her success to her songwriting process to her personal journey. Song Suffragettes’ Founder Todd Cassetty and Event Director Maddie Lenhart then presented Ballerini with the Award.
Ballerini also performed her recent #1 hit “half of my hometown” along with “I Quit Drinking” to a standing ovation, with Galyon accompanying her on keyboard and vocals. Ballerini commented, “Thank you guys for letting me be here and be a part of this amazing event. It’s a big full circle being here 8 years later. Thank you, Song Suffragettes.”
The evening’s first songwriting round was hosted by original Song Suffragette and TMWRK Records recording artist Kalie Shorr performing with Ava Suppelsa, Autumn Nicholas, Ava Paige and first-time Song Suffragette and Republic Records recording artist Lanie Gardner. Multi-instrumentalist and resident cajon player Mia Morris backed all performances in addition to performing an original song of her own.
The second writers’ round was hosted by Song Suffragettes alumna Lauren Hungate and featuring Caroline Watkins, Emily Brooke, first-time performer Peytan Porter and BMG recording artist Madeline Merlo along with Mia Morris. The women ended the show with a cover “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” by last year’s “Song Suffragettes Yellow Rose of Inspiration Award” honoree Ashley McBryde.
The entire sold-out show and livestream is available for viewing on the Song Suffragettes’ YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/DHKzhHhIViw.
For more information, visit SongSuffragettes.com and follow @SongSuffragettes on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok.https://www.countryschatter.com/2022/03/kelsea-ballerini-honored-at-song-suffragettes-show/NewsPhoto ReleasePress ReleaseAutumn Nicholas,Ava Paige,Ava Suppelsa,Emily Brooke,Kalie Shorr,Kelsea Ballerini,Lanie Gardner,Lauren Hungate,Madeline Merlo,Mia Morris,Nicolle Galyon,Peytan Porter,Song Suffragettes,Song Suffragettes’ Maddie Lenhart Front Row: Caroline Watkins,Todd Cassetty