The role of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Barbara Mandrell as pioneering country females is examined in the new documentary Iconic Women of Country. The show is due to air tonight (1) on most PBS stations in the US.
The programme has been co-produced by Transform Films and TH Entertainment and will feature appearances by Connie Smith, Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Trisha Yearwood, among other stars. Original interviews will be used along with archive material and classic country songs.
The show demonstrates how a relatively small number of fearless female artists fought against long-standing gender bias to give their peers more recognition and equal rights in a male-dominated industry. Kitty Wells’ ‘It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels’ is among the bold musical statements that will be celebrated.