Urban credited his wife and daughters as inspiring him to record Female.
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The CMA Country Music Association shared a short clip of Urban's stunning performance on their Facebook page.
"It just speaks to all of the females in my life, particularly". While the topic may have made national news in 2015 when a radio consultant advised country stations to "take the females out" for higher ratings, women in Nashville have frequently discussed the challenges they face in a male-dominated industry.
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Despite being "inspired" by widespread predatory behavior, "Female" is more of a melancholy empowerment anthem than a commentary on rape culture-though it does contain the line "When somebody laughs and implies that she asked for it/ Just 'cause she was wearing a skirt/ Oh, is that how that works?" Urban wonders in the first verse. "/ Will you live to see it?" he sings.
In an Instagram post, Galyon confirms that she contributed background vocals, but before Wednesday night, Urban played coy about whether or not Kidman's voice was in there, too.
"As I've stated before publicly, I support and applaud all women and these women who speak out against any abuse and misuse of power", Ms Kidman said in a statement.
"We're in a room and we're like, 'What can we do about this?' And that's the one thing we can do is write songs", Copperman said.
"I thought it was nice and very personal to blend these girls into the song because it just felt very, very right and that's what the song means to me", Urban told The Associated Press prior to the CMA Awards.