Miranda Lambert Blasts Country Radio Sexism: 'I Had to Sing With Someone With a Penis to Get a No. 1'

Miranda Lambert Blasts Country Radio Sexism: 'I Had to Sing With Someone With a Penis to Get a No. 1'

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Jason Aldean’s “Drown the Whiskey” is Lambert’s first Country Airplay chart-topper in six years.

Miranda Lambert spoke candidly in regards to the function of girls in nation music in a current interview with The Washington Post and introduced up hitting No. 1 on Streets Talkin's Country Airplay chart in August due to her function on Jason Aldean's “Drowns the Whiskey.”

“Yes, I needed to sing with somebody with a penis to get a No. 1,” Lambert candidly mentioned of the chart-topping tune.

Despite being a adorned nation singer with two Grammys and 13 Country Music Association Awards, Lambert hasn’t had a solo No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart since 2012's "Over You" and shared the highest spot with Keith Urban on their duet "We Were Us."

“It is attention-grabbing that I haven’t even had a high 20 in an extended, very long time,” Lambert mentioned. “And then it goes No. 1 as a result of it’s a dude.” She was fast so as to add that she has nothing in opposition to Aldean, who she likes “quite a bit” and was joyful to work with on the tune. 

Instead, Lambert drew consideration to the bigger problem of unequal illustration that ladies in nation music face. Country stars like Carrie Underwood have additionally beforehand spoken out in regards to the style’s strengthened sexism. The Washington Post even referenced a report that in 2017 that solely 10.four p.c of songs on the nation radio charts had been from feminine artists — a lower from 13 p.c the 12 months earlier than.

Lambert will carry out “Drowns the Whiskey” alongside Aldean on Wednesday evening (Nov. 14) on the CMA Awards. Lambert can also be nominated for 3 CMAs, two of that are for “Drowns the Whiskey.”