This year, country music’s biggest night shifted its focus to honor the women of country music. Among the recipients of the Artists of the Year awards were Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, and Kelsea Ballerini. The night’s performances left audiences asking the question, “why aren’t more women on country radio?” Maren Morris stated that many people think “women don’t want to hear women. I will have to call BS on that one, because I grew up listening to women. That’s why I’m here today.” The night was filled with empowering speeches and a palpable sense of sisterhood.
What actions can be taken to eliminate the disparity between men and women in the music industry as a whole?
Ahead of CMT’s Artist of the Year awards, nominated country women discussed their female inspirations. Read more here.
Call your radio stations and ask them to play your favorite female country singer’s songs.