Since the release of her new album Red it’s been all Taylor Swift al the time (like that’s different.) I like what I know about Taylor Swift as a person and her diligence to her work and devotion to her fans. It’s her music that leaves me cold. Slap whatever Music City label you want on it she’s in with Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus for the tween pop market.
I prefer my music for adults, even when being performed by a 20-something. I have no problem with style and spangles but I want it served with substance. Here are 5 female artists that fit the bill that I would counter in any “Taylor is awesome!” discussion.
Your choice not here? Leave yours in the comments.
Lindi Ortega – That voice, those songs, that style. Triple threat!
Amanda Shires – All the above with the added awesomeness of being a Texan.
Lera Lynn – Caught her show in Nashville last September. Amazing!
Lydia Loveless – If you like your music served neat I would recommend Ms. Loveless
Nikki Lane – Also saw Ms. Lane in Nashville. Great show. I hope to hear something new from her soon.