Carrie Underwood is standing up for the ladies in country music. With only a few female artists cracking the top 25 on the charts, it’s obvious to see country music is male dominated by artists like Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean.
Underwood told CMT Radio, “I would love to see that a little more equaled out, but it will happen. We’ll get there.”
The female superstar has seen her share of No. 1 singles, including her latest ‘See You Again’, but compared to Carrie, the ladies are too few on the top of the country charts. Taylor Swift and Cassadee Pope have spots on Billboards country charts in the top 25. While Miranda Lambert’s duet with Keith Urban is also moving up the charts, but the rest of the chart goes to the guys.
Carrie isn’t the only country superstar who thinks the ladies get the short end of the stick. Luke Bryan stepped forward in an interview with Entertainment Weekly saying women often get shorted in the country genre, adding that he finds it disappointing that the landscape of country is just more difficult for women.
“I just feel like I don’t know what can be done to solve it. I think historically it’s always been that way a little bit,” Bryan adds. “It feels like now is the toughest time ever for women, but I would imagine it’s always been pretty crummy.”
If powerhouse country female stars like Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert team up with strong new comers Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, Lauren Alaina, we could start to see a shift in the chart where the ladies start to shine!