Carrie Underwood is one of the most influential artists in country music.
On April 1-3, Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley and Carrie Underwood are hosting 3 nights in a row of entertainment at the 2016 ACM Party For A Cause Festival in Las Vegas. This will be a country party like never before!
In preparation for the 3 nights, Carrie Underwood was asked for her opinion. When asked, Underwood was not afraid to take a chance in suggesting what she really thought was necessary.
“Whenever we were approached to do it, they were like, ‘Well, who do you want to have on the bill?’ I was like, ‘Can we just ask girls?’ I just personally think that’s a more interesting bill because everybody is unique. Everybody has their own sound, their own look, their own kind of music, their own voice.”
Thankfully Underwood spoke up that day, because from that thought the Women of Country Night was brought to life.
Ever since Underwood won American Idol, she has been very aware of the imbalance within the country music industry and women performing. Not only aware, Underwood has spoken up about it as well.
“I felt it from the beginning. When we would start talking about potentially playing different shows, other people would talk about, ‘Oh, well, we kind of already have a girl on our roster.’ Or, ‘We already have a girl at the show so we can’t have another one.’ We’ve always been outnumbered by the boys. “There are a lot (of women) right now just waiting for their chance. I refuse to believe that women don’t want to hear women.”
We’re glad Carrie is willing to stand up for what she thinks is right! You go girl!