Before a recent show in Virginia, Jason Aldean spoke by phone with the Washington Post where he discussed everything from his relationship(s) with tabloid media publications, songwriters he likes working with, the category of country music he fits into, and women in country music.
Aldean was recently named one of the three highest-earning country stars in the genre by Forbes, so obviously he’s made some good business decisions in the past. This quote might not go down as one of them.
“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? A lot of times they just sound really similar to me. And then you have some that come out like a Carrie [Underwood] or Miranda [Lambert] or somebody like that, that really has a different, distinctive sound to their voice, then it’s like, oh, okay, you can tell them apart all of a sudden. They go on to be obviously big stars, but I think it’s because you can distinguish between them.”
And there you have it. But, no… there’s not a problem with the treatment of females in country music.
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