As a former member of Destiny’s Child and a multi-platinum solo artist, Kelly Rowland has plenty of experience as a woman in the music industry.
On Wednesday, she flew in from Los Angeles to attend ASCAP’s “Women Behind the Music” event at LOFT at Castleberry Hill, where she was being honored along with Hannah Kang, general manager of Atlanta-based Grand Hustle Records (T.I.’s imprint), and Sandra Brown, a local entertainment attorney with a long history of label and artist representation.
Rowland, looking radiant in a short black dress and tasteful gold earrings, said she feels that her responsibility as a female in the often male-dominated music world is to forge a path to make it easier for others to follow.
“It’s about empowering more and more females to set it up for the next generation,” she said.
Last year, Rowland co-hosted the Bravo reality series, “The Fashion Show,” but is currently immersed in completing her third album.
She said the album doesn’t have a title or release date, but it will see daylight in 2011.