illustrations of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton in pink and purple silhouettes

Trailblazing Women of Country: From Patsy to Loretta to Dolly
Featuring Nashville-based singer Kristina Train

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2025 | Yardley Hall

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Cline, Lynn, and Parton harnessed country music's rich storytelling tradition to offer their uniquely empowered—and unmistakably female—perspective on issues faced by women of their day. Their shared legacy of musical excellence, earthy glamour, and unapologetic authenticity continues to resonate with listeners of all ages and backgrounds in the 21st century.

“Trailblazing Women of Country,” featuring Nashville-based singer Kristina Train and a five-member all-female band, will entertain and inspire. With their chart-topping hits and record-breaking sales, Cline, Lynn, and Parton wove threads of contemporary womanhood throughout the tapestry of country music, resulting in unprecedented commercial success and earning each a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Cline’s assured contralto affirms that a woman can be heartbroken and sure of herself at the same time (“Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight”); Lynn’s songs exalt autonomy attained through contraception (“The Pill”) and self-respect (“Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ with Lovin’ On Your Mind”); and Parton demonstrates that a woman can ascend the career ladder (“9-to-5”) while never losing sight of her roots (“Coat of Many Colors”). Through their singular voices and artistry, Cline, Lynn, and Parton defied restrictive gender norms, proving that women can be at once beautiful and strong, vulnerable and powerful.

Kristina Train

Hailing from Savannah, Georgia, Kristina Train is a Nashville-based musician who splits her time with the UK. Her debut album premiered on Blue Note Records followed by a second solo album released on Mercury Records. She has toured the world as a featured vocalist and violinist in Herbie Hancock’s band, collaborated with Dr. Dre, performed at The Nobel Peace Prize Concert and made a fan of Bruce Springsteen.

Train's voice is pure, richly embodied and crystal clear, with a recognizable nod to the vocal traditions of Nat King Cole, Roy Orbison and Dusty Springfield. While her take on modern crooning is familiar, it can also be excitingly idiosyncratic, as showcased in her latest releases “Rayon City” and “Body Pressure.”