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Brittany Howard is aiming to "bring power to our voices" as part of Verizon's all-female livestream series

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Chances are you might feel like you need the soul-soothing powers of music this week, and Brittany Howard‘s got you covered.

The Alabama Shakes frontwoman is playing a livestream show from Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET. The concert is part of Verizon’s livestream series for its Verizon Up members.

Speaking with ABC Audio, Howard says she’s excited to be a part of the series because it features an all-female artist lineup.

“I just feel like it’s about time that women get their dues,” Howard says. “We’ve been here doing this for just as long as the men have, and, usually, when you see show lineups it’s mainly men. Mostly men. It’s just the way it’s been, historically. So I think this [concert series] differs in that way.”

Alongside other artists on the lineup, including Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile and Chloe x Halle, Howard hopes the shows will help “bring power to our voices, and to other women’s voices who wanna be in this kind of industry.”

“It’s come such a long way,” Howard says. “And here we are at the end of 2020 wanting to put something together and be a part of something here.”

For her set, Howard is planning on playing songs from her debut solo album Jaime, as well as some covers that feel “poignant for this time now.”

“I’m really excited to just play a show again, honestly,” Howard says. “It’s been awhile.”

“I’m always happy to get together and bring that energy back,” she adds. “I feel like I’m just like a coiled cobra, I’ve just been waiting with all this energy to perform again. So you can definitely expect a lot of energy.” 

For more info on how to watch Howard’s performance, visit Verizon.com.

By Josh Johnson
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