Twenty-three of country music’s rising female stars got together to make a powerful statement. “Time’s Up” is a collaborative message that adds to a swelling conversation about mistreatment of women in society.
The seed of the song was planted during the Golden Globes, where dozens of actors and actresses wore black to support Time’s Up, a legal defense fund set up to support victims of sexual harassment and assault.
Singer and Taste of Country RISERS star Kalie Shorr co-wrote the song, saying that she felt the weight of it all during those moments.
“It came together so easily and flawlessly because the amazing girls of Song Suffragettes were so passionate about the cause and willing to move around their schedules to make it happen,” Shorr says. She’s an original member of Song Suffragettes, a weekly all-female singer-songwriter round at the Listening Room in Nashville.
“Now the way it is / Becomes the way it was / Yeah you’ll always lose if you’re fighting love / Say good things come to those that wait / But we’ve waited long enough / Our time is here, our time is now, our time has come / And your time is up,” the Song Suffragettes troupe sings at the chorus.
“The team behind Song Suffragettes hustled so hard to make this project come to life making our idea a reality,” Shorr adds about the video-making process. “I have been so inspired by this whole reckoning that’s been happening and it just felt so obvious to connect that to what we do at Song Suffragettes.”
A full list of all 23 singers that appear in the music video is available here:
Kalie Shorr, Tasji Bachman, Chloe Gilligan, Savannah Keyes, Mignon, Gracie Schram, Tiera, Jenna Paulette, Emma White, Jordyn Mallory, Emma Lynn White, Regan Stewart, Kim Paige, Jenna McDaniel, Madison Kozak, Jenny Ray, Tenille Arts, Tristan McIntosh, Tia Scola, Alexis Gomez, Candi Carpenter, Trannie Stevens, Lena Stone (vocals only).