Taylor Swift, Rosanne Cash & Others Write About the Women of Country

by Paul Sexton


Taylor Swift writing about Brenda Lee and an essay by Rosanne Cash on her stepmother June Carter Cash will be just two of the highlights of Woman Walk The Line, a new book due in September.

Edited by Nashville-based journalist, songwriter, producer and publicist Holly Gleason and subtitled How The Women In Country Music Changed Our Lives, the University of Texas Press book will examine the relationship between female songwriters and the women of an older country music generation who inspired them.

The highly personal essays will include Swift’s assessment of the 1950s pop hitmaker turned country matriarch Brenda Lee, titled Rare Peer. Rosanne Cash writes about her father Johnny’s second wife June in a piece entitled Eulogy For A Mother. Up-and-coming country artist Aubrie Sellers, herself from fine Nashville tradition as the daughter of Lee Ann Womack, writes about one of her greatest artistic influences, Alison Krauss (Draw Your Own Map).

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