Carrie Underwood will go down in history as one of the legends in country music. She's accomplished many chart topping successes, sold out tours, awards, and endorsement deals. But being a lady in this genre and having all that seems to be few and far between. In fact, Miranda, Taylor and Carrie have been the only girl names in the top 25 for the past 2 years. So either you have to be blond and sing about revenge or there's a bigger picture…
In her recent Billboard interview, Carrie says: "You would think that we would be farther along in the thinking about women in country music,” Underwood says. “I like to think things are getting better, but then I see stats like and realize that women really do seem to get the short end.”
But the 'Blown Away' crooner continued in her Billboard interview, “There is certainly not a shortage of talented ladies out there that want so badly to get their fair shot in this business. But there seems to be only room for only a few.” On the flip side, she says, “there seem to be so many male singers out there who can be viewed as similar, and there seems to be plenty of room for all of them."
“We see new male artists have their first single reach No. 1 on the charts, but it generally takes a female a lot longer to build momentum,” Underwood continues. “I know that I am an exception to this, but I [also] know that if I hadn’t made my place in country music via ‘American Idol,’ I probably could have tried to make it for the rest of my life and never made any progress.”
Many other female country women have also shared their opinion on this and are concerned also.
Well, Yeah, I mean one look at the Top 10 on any given country chart and it's dominated by males. And not just males, but males in skinny jeans singin' bout trucks and girls in daisy dukes and stuff. Which has me concerned…does sex really sell? Are country women gettin' the short end of the stick because they're stayin' classy?!
What's YOUR take on it?
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