American all-female alternative country rock band. Formed in 1998 by sisters Cathy Henderson (2) and Kristen Henderson.
Antigone Rising is an all-female alt-country rock band. In 2005, their first album for a major record label, From the Ground Up, was in the top 20 of the US Billboard Heatseekers chart for most of the year. Best known for relentless touring and masterful musicianship, the band played upwards of 280 shows a year. The musicians and their infamous Vanna White (the band's beloved 15 passenger van) appeared in arenas alongside The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith. The band's 2013 single, "That Was The Whiskey", was co-written with the Nashville songwriter Lori McKenna and received airplay and rotation at CMT and CMT.com The band's bass guitar player, Kristen Henderson, has written a memoir for Simon & Schuster titled Times Two, Two Women in Love and the Happy Family They Made. The book chronicles the journey she and her wife, Sarah Ellis-Henderson, took to start a family - eventually getting pregnant on exactly the same day and giving birth to their son and daughter. The book was published on April 5, 2011. Most recently, Ellis-Henderson and her wife were featured on the cover of Time magazine's "Gay Marriage Already Won" cover (April 8, 2013).