To anyone that’s ever held a shampoo bottle like a microphone in the shower . . . this post is for you. And if you haven’t - what do you actually do in the shower?
The idea of “making it” on the music scene isn’t magic and rarely happens like you see it on the movies. If your name is anywhere out there, it’s a direct result of a lot of hard work, a diligent commitment to your goal, and a level of self-belief that serves as a necessary coat of armour amidst relentless, asshole critics. You heard us, critics – you, jerks.
These are our friends, Nicole and Crystal – also known as FOXX Worthee
The duo have been together for thirteen years, and as of late, have acquired a number of impressive feathers in their proverbial cowboy hats. The two will be performing at Country Thunder in Calgary, they have been a recurring act at The Calgary Stampede and were recently named Lammles’ Country 105 Rising Stars. As if that wasn’t cool enough, the two have opened for the likes of Dwight Yokam and Randy Travis and were recently invited to perform as a part of the Canadian Country Music Awards festivities! RIGHT?!
No matter the goals acquired or the positive progress made, Crystal and Nicole maintain that being in the spotlight has its challenges and commit their lives and lyrics to the empowerment of women.
Crystal shares: “It’s easy to magnify what you view as your weaknesses and to get caught up on other people’s standards of success, beauty and presence; but, once you’re on stage, that all kind of fades away. The challenge becomes tuning all of that out, offstage.”
On the heels of female country singers being referred to as the “undesirable” tomatoes people pick out of their salads by a notable radio consultant, Keith Hills, Nicole and Crystal share that although they’ve taken exception to the slight, this type of criticism isn’t new to them.
The two maintain that the reality of the matter is that Country Music has and is constantly changing, thanks in large part to the women within it. “We’re fighting for a rightful spot in this industry and that can include changing some traditions. People have this vision of country music as a man wearing wranglers and a cowboy hat, singing about the fact that his girlfriend left him. We’re kind of on the other side of the spectrum wearing cuter outfits and agreeing that: ‘Yes your girlfriend left you and we get that you’re wallowing – but maybe you shouldn’t have been an asshole. . .?’”
In honor of these amazing women, we wanted to pay homage to the new looks country women are inspiring across the fashion spectrum; plaid has never been cooler, cowboy booties are cute as eff and big ole jewellery is a must. Take a look at some of the gorgeous looks we’ve creating with a country girl twist.