The Live Performance Of Dolly Parton's Just Because I 'm A Woman

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Dolly represents the social inequality that was a main problem during this era.
The live performance of Dolly Parton’s “Just Because I’m A Woman,” shows artist sound, performance, and clothing for the traditional era. The sound of her song started softly and the pitch increased as it reached the chorus. Dolly Parton showed much more emotion and energy than Tammy Wynette portrayed in her song. In addition, Dolly Parton dressed conservatively wearing a dressy church dress as she performed. Parton, a traditional artist, represented the traditional era with her conservative clothing; however, she went against the norm when she began questioning gender roles.
There is a shift from traditional to more modern country music. Modern artist Carrie Underwood shows a significant shift from traditional to modern country music in her 2005 song, “Before He Cheats.” Although there is not complete feminism inserted into her song, being a liberated woman is feminist. For example, Underwood reaps the benefits of the sexual revolution and the feminist movement without her music being feminist. This change in modern country music causes the lyric content, sound, stage performance, and artist clothing to also change from the traditional artists. The “Before He Cheats” lyrics below will show a change in the lyric content and sound:
“Right now he 's probably slow dancing with a bleached-blond tramp,
And she 's probably getting frisky…
…And he don 't know
That I dug my key into the side

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