Carrie Underwood Pushes for Gender Equality In Country Music Industry

Singer Carrie Underwood performs on stage at the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016 on December 31, 2015 in New York City. (Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images North America)
Singer Carrie Underwood performs on stage at the Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016 on December 31, 2015 in New York City. (Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images North America)

Women do not often get the same recognition and opportunities that men have, but things may soon change in the country music industry with Christian singer Carrie Underwood trying to do something about it.

Underwood and her team are helping plan the annual ACM Party For A Cause festival. Whenever Underwood’s input is sought, the singer would often push for more female singers to be included in the list of performers.

“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,” Underwood told

CMT. “Everybody has their own sound, their own look, their own kind of music, their own voice.”

This issue has been hounding Underwood since her “American Idol” days. She has noticed that the industry is more partial to males because females often do not get their time under the sun.

“I felt it from the beginning,” she shared. “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.”

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SOURCE: Christian Today
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