Carrie Underwood is one of the few country women who is getting plenty of airtime these days, but she understands that not all women are treated equally in music and she hopes that changes in the near future.
In a recent interview with Glam.com, the singer reveals her take on the lack of country women on the radio.
For country music, I would really love to see more females doing really well. The ones who are out there—myself, Miranda, Reba, Taylor—are doing really well. I would just love to see more! It makes me a little sad when I do look at the charts and I see one female in the top 20. I really hope that this is the year of the woman, and I really hope that there are some really breakthrough, amazing female artists that people can hear. I hear them all the time! You can walk up and down Broadway [in downtown Nashville] and hear people singing, and think "They're better than I am!" You know what I mean? You think "Wow, why aren't you super famous right now?"
As for who Carrie thinks could step up and rule the radio airwaves, she does have her favorites. She tells the website: 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.
Fans can read Carrie's entire interview on Glam.com.