Carrie Underwood Talks Inequality in Country Music: 'Women Have to Work Harder to Get Half the Recognition'

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Carrie Underwood on the cover of Cosmopolitan’s December 2015 issue.

Carrie Underwood covers the December 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan, and in the accompanying interview the country-pop star discusses her marriage and women in country music. 

“When I go to vote for the Country Music Awards, I have to write in names -- I can think of, like, three who are really active,” Underwood told the magazine. “Women have to work harder to get half the recognition. I am one of the lucky ones.” 

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The American Idol winner reveals that she has issues being represented as a multi-faceted individual: “When I’m onstage, I am not Carrie: I am Carrie Underwood. Obviously, I would never run off to Vegas and get drunk and marry a guy or trash some guy’s car. But everybody has had somebody who’s cheated on them or some jerk they dated.” 

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Underwood also shares that she is very happy with her marriage to NHL star Mike Fisher. She adds, “Everyone is getting divorced. They’re dropping like flies! But we are good. It helped that we were both established before we were married. Neither of us could be like, ‘I didn’t know it would be like this!’”

The new issue of Cosmo hits newsstands on Nov. 10. 


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