Jason Aldean Speculates on Struggles of Women in Country Music
Jason Aldean’s theory explaining why women are having a difficult time in country music explains the struggles of many new artists — male or female — he says. Too many women sound similar.
Aldean talked to the Washington Post about his music, new artists he admires and being fodder for tabloids. The "Gonna Know We Were Here" singer says he’s relieved he’s not a new artist these days, because it’s very difficult.
As for women, especially those looking for a break? “I feel like a lot of times female singers, to me, when they’re singing — and I’ll probably kick myself for saying this — a lot of times, it just seems like I can’t distinguish one from the other sometimes if I just listen to them, you know?" Aldean observes.
He goes on to name Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert as females with distinct voices, and credits their success to their uniqueness and originality. In the next paragraph, the 38-year-old explains that every young artist needs something that separates themselves from the pack.
“It’s like, you already don’t know who this person is. So what is going to make you remember them?”
Aldean, a 2015 CMA nominee for Album of the Year, has been busy with the Burn It Down tour. In recent weeks he's received positive reviews after shows in St. Louis and northern Pennsylvania. He'll play Toronto, Detroit and Cleveland this weekend.
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