By Emily Wagner
Meet Broadway Broads. They’re new. They’re fresh. And they’re entertaining.
They were kind of enough to answer some of our questions which we included word for word for you to enjoy:
Safe to say, you guys aren’t like anything that’s come out of Nashville before. Was that a conscious decision or did everything come together organically, from the style of music, to the band’s identity?
Why, thank ya kindly. It was organic. But not like that hippie shit they keep puttin in the grocery store nowadays. We had no idear that we were gonna be Broadway Broads until we finished writin ‘Happy Breakup To You’ one night at the house. We decided to make ourselves some alter egos (Charlene, Wanda and Bobbi Jo), buy a couple wigs and the rest is history!
Before you were the Broadway Broads, what were you up to and how did it change into creating a band and putting out music?
Shoot. We were doin the same thing we’s doin now. Drinkin, singin, and laughin our asses off. We just figured we’d extend the invite to whomever wanted to be a part of the Broadway Broads party. Life can suck so people need a little help in order to smile and let loose sometimes. That’s all we’re trynna do here.
There is a lot of focus lately on the women of country music and the lack of recognition and air play they receive. Is that discouraging as you just enter the music scene, or does it light a fire in you, that you can be apart of the generation that changes the narrative?
Yeah that’s some horse shit but we don’t care what those fellers in suits are doin in those tall buildings. We was gonna sing regardless. We done already lit a fire and we’re cookin so y’all bring beer.
Which female artists did you listen to growing up? Which ones are your biggest influences now?
Well, we each have our favorites but we probably all agree on Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Jo Dee Messina, Sara Evans, Terri Clark, Patty Loveless etc. I mean, that list is endless for us.
As a band, we are obviously influenced by Dixie Chicks, Pistol Annies and we sure do like that Lizzo gal.
“Happy Break Up to You” will be released on Valentine’s Day. What made this the first song you wanted the world to hear?
“Happy Break Up to You” was the first song that we wrote together and basically what made Broadway Broads come about. So, it seemed fittin to put that one out first.
What more can we expect from you in 2020?
More songs, more shows, and more cussin.