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Pandoland 2015: Country musician Annie Bosko shares the path to success in traditionally male-dominated industries

By Paul Bradley Carr , written on July 27, 2015

From The Music Desk

After the craziness of the relaunch, we’re finally getting around to posting the last of our videos from Pandoland 2015. Sorry it’s taken so long.

Fortunately we’ve left some of the best footage till last.

When Annie Bosko took to the Pandoland stage back in June, a fierce debate was raging about women in country music. Just a few days earlier, radio station consultant Keith Hill had said this:

“Trust me, I play great female records and we’ve got some right now; they’re just not the lettuce in our salad. The lettuce is Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and artists like that. The tomatoes of our salad are the females.”

Some of the struggles Bosko describes in her on-stage interview with Pando’s Sarah Lacy might sound familiar to women working in the tech industry. In other ways, however, Bosko makes the plight of women in country music sound way more dire -- in particular her commentary on how things have actually gotten worse in recent years, not better…

“We are at an all-time low… It’s worse than it’s ever been.”

Bosko also discusses some of the difference between women and men running companies, and shares her advice on how women can enjoy phenomenal success in traditionally male-dominated industries.

Here’s the full interview…