Road Widow (n.)
A person whose spouse or significant other is a touring musician, crew member or artist. Sometimes irrational and emotional, but
mostly always supportive.
Musician’s wife, band wife, musicians wives, band wives, wives of touring musicians, tour widow
Road Widows launched in October 2009 by Chris B – a musician’s wife in Nashville whose husband had started touring significantly the previous year. She quickly learned that this lifestyle is one full of false perceptions, crazy unreliable schedules and many lonely days and nights.
The stories that often aren’t shared in the music world are the ones of the women left behind. The wives, girlfriends and mothers who continue to live life at the home they share with their road warriors – a life lived independently of the one their partners are living on the road. But these women often need support if they’re going to survive the road widow life.
And so Road Widows was born. It was created after realizing that in banding together, this foreign lifestyle is possible. All with the love shared in our relationships and the support of other Road Widows.
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