Carrie Underwood is opening up about women in the country music industry.
The “Cry Pretty” singer, 35, sat down with the “Women Want To Hear Women” podcast and recalled growing up listening to the radio, “Even when I was growing up I wished there was more women on the radio.”
She added, “And it had a lot more than there are today.”
But Underwood says she wonders about the young girls who have dreams of hearing themselves on the radio, “You think about all of the little girls that are sitting at home saying ‘I want to be a country music singer.’ What do you tell them?… How do you look at them and say, ‘Well just work hard sweetie and you can do it,’ when that’s not the case right now.”
Underwood is taking her fight for more women in country music to the road by announcing an all-female tour.
While announcing her second pregnancy in August, Underwood revealed country duo Maddie and Tae and Runaway June will be her supporting acts in 2019.
Underwood will bring her “Cry Pretty 360 Tour” to Canada next spring.