It was not that long ago that Carrie Underwood was considered an up-and-coming artist in the genre of country music, and now she is able to discuss how she feels about the other females that are entering the spotlight, and that should continue to do so.
The country superstar also feels that there should be more females present, and does not view the younger artists as competition, but simply partners, as the women need to be better represented in the genre.
Men have been known to dominate the genre of country music since the beginning, and continue to do so. Carrie Underwood was able to get her big break after participating as a contestant on American Idol, but has admitted that she may not be where she is today if it were not for being on a show like that.
Underwood recently said “I would love to see more women making their mark in the music that I love so much … There are so many more out there just waiting for their shot. I hope they get it!” She adds that there are plenty of women who want to be able to break into the business, but it seems that there is only room for a few of them, while tons of men continue to dominate.
However, with this year’s presentation of the Grammy Award for Best Country Album to 25-year-old female sensation Kacey Musgraves, perhaps things could be heading in a new direction. Kacey Musgraves could help other females in the genre with her hit songs such as “Follow Your Arrow,” a song that essentially tells people to follow their dreams, and do what they want to do.
Another hit song of hers, “Merry Go Round,” also won Best Country Song at this year’s Grammy Awards. She was also a performer this year, and likely gained a ton of new fans while playing “Follow Your Arrow” for a live audience.
Carrie Underwood has taken notice, and hopes that with the help of Musgraves, other young females will continue to burst onto the scene. When asked about her favorite newcomers to the genre, she mentioned her, and a couple others when saying “I do love Lauren Alaina. I know a lot of people are into Kacey Musgraves and her writing style. Sarah Darling has such a sweet voice. There are a lot of females that are kind of waiting for their opportunity.”
In another recent interview, Carrie Underwood said that she hopes that 2014 will be the year of the woman. It could finally be the time for more female stars to break out in the genre of country music, and after a couple of Grammy wins for Musgraves, perhaps this year will be the time for Darling or Alaina, and maybe others.
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