Carrie Underwood Says There’s A Need for More Women in Country Radio
Carrie Underwood didn’t intend to be a pioneer in country music, but that seems to be the path she is taking. The songstress is one of a few females who have found consistent success at country radio, but she says that’s all about to change.
Indeed, of the top 25 songs on Billboard’s country chart, only Taylor Swift and Cassadee Pope have secured spots (at No. 21 and 25, respectively), while Miranda Lambert's duet with Keith Urban, ‘We Were Us’ is at No. 16. Thankfully, it seems radio isn’t necessarily an indicator of how well women are doing in country music overall. The nominees for the 47th annual CMA Awards include plenty of women in the all-genre categories, including Swift for Entertainer of the Year, Kacey Musgraves for New Artist of the Year, and Underwood, Swift and Musgraves all vying for Album of the Year.
Underwood’s latest single, ‘See You Again,’ landed at the top of the charts. She is currently spending time in New York city, rehearsing for the live televised performance of ‘The Sound of Music,’ which will air on NBC on Dec. 5.