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Dear Santa… Love, Patti

Dear Santa,

My list is very short this year musically.

You have already thrown me an early gift with that Grammy nomination for Ashley McBryde’s album, “Girl Going Nowhere”, so how about just finishing the job and awarding her the prize?  I mean, just between us, most people are pulling for her anyway.  Oh Hell, Santa, you don’t have to get involved in this one.  She’s got this.  Just throw a little elf dust on her now and then because she deserves it.  She’s a cool chick.

I know it isn’t normally your job to put women in the Top 20 of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart, but honestly Santa, we all know that can’t happen if female country artists aren’t given a shot more often.  How about if you help with that?  Just give these hard working, talented women a chance?  Make the labels LOOK AT THEM AND LISTEN TO THEM.  That’s all they’re asking for.  They want to be seen and heard.  Ask the A&R folks to come out to their shows and see what they have to offer.

That’s it Santa.  I’ll leave you a fancy drink.  Actually, I’ll leave you a whole bottle WITH a mixer.  I hear you like gin.  It’ll be top shelf.  Promise.




Patti McClintic
I’m Patti. Rock music is my first love. My daughter, who was a country fan as a teenager, dragged me in when I'd drive her to school and we would have radio wars in the car. I'd have on my rock station and she would switch it to the country station. Guess who always won? As they say, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, so I did. patti@thinkcountrymusic.com First it was all modern country, but my parents were big Merle Haggard fans. I went along with them to a Merle Haggard/Phil Vassar show at the local fair and that was it. I was hooked on the Hag. Since that day, I've become a fan of bluegrass and I continue to explore all facets of the country genre. I guess you could say, I'm all in. When I'm not up to my neck in any kind of music, I enjoy genealogy, history, my granddaughters and my addiction, SongPop. I guess it could be worse, right? I'm a Buffalo, New York girl living in a Nashville, Tennessee world, and I'm livin' the dream with my husband, my dog and my two cats.
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