Tuesday, May 17, 2011
by PopMatters Staff
WNYC (17 May 2011)

“They’ve smashed headlights, torn down brooder houses and poisoned a husband’s helping of black-eyed peas - lyrically, at least. Female country singers have long been known for their songs about women who are fed up with the men in their lives - and are ready to do something about it. We talk about these angry anthems with PopMatters columnist Steve Leftridge and New York singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell.”

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