Carrie Underwood Shares Thoughts On Current State Of Country Music

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Carrie Underwood is gearing up for an exciting year ahead.

Notably, the singer has expanded her Las Vegas residency, Reflection, with additional dates for 2024.

Underwood is also set to grace various concert stages. Just last week, she took to her social platforms to announce her first-ever shows in Hawaii this summer.

“I’m so excited to be playing my first concerts in Hawai’i EVER on July 19 & 20 at Blaisdell Arena!”


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In addition to her live performances, Underwood recently launched “Carrie’s Country,” a new channel on SiriusXM that will play country music all year round. Plus, she’s introduced two more channels, Carr-Dio and Savior Sunday Daily, which are exclusive to the SiriusXM app and feature a mix of music and content from “Carrie’s Country.”

This expansion shows Underwood’s commitment to connecting with her fans and sharing her love of music in new ways.

From her victory on American Idol in 2005 to the heartfelt invitation from Randy Travis to join the Grand Ole Opry, Carrie Underwood has witnessed remarkable success throughout her career.

Reflecting on her path, the 41-year-old singer recently opened up to Yahoo Entertainment about the challenges of balancing life on the road with raising her two sons, Isaiah, 9, and Jacob, 5.

“The juggle is real for parents. We’re running around trying to take care of ourselves. We’re trying to take care of our kids. We’re working, we’re juggling. But that’s all of us at the end of the day, right?”

Carrie Underwood with her oldest son, Isaiah Michael Fisher.
Carrie Underwood with her oldest son, Isaiah Michael Fisher. Photo: Mike Fisher / Instagram
Carrie Underwood with her youngest son, Jacob Bryan Fisher.
Carrie Underwood with her youngest son, Jacob Bryan Fisher. Photo: Mike Fisher / Instagram

Underwood also shared her thoughts on the current state of country music.

She expressed that country music has been embracing a variety of new sounds and welcoming well-known artists from other genres.

“There really is something for everybody now. One of the great things about country music, and this is true for music in general, is that every genre has really just broadened itself. If you like things that are more traditional, you can find those. If you like things that seem more pop, you can find that. If you like things that can cross over into other genres, you can find something that you love — and it’s all part of the same family. I always welcome that.”

Recently, there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding country music, particularly regarding artists from other genres pushing its boundaries, like Beyoncé and Post Malone.

Despite Post Malone’s roots in rap and hip-hop, he has shown a deep love for country music, even releasing cover videos of famous country tunes. During a Twitch livestream, he confirmed his venture into the genre when repeatedly asked by fans.

“Country record is coming…I keep singing a song that we made while I was in Nashville.”

Watch Post Malone perform Joe Diffie’s “Pickup Man” below.

On March 29, Beyoncé surprised fans with the release of her latest album. Titled Cowboy Carter, Beyoncé describes it not only as her venture into country music but also as a narrative of overcoming the perceived “limitations” it presented to her.

“This album has been over five years in the making. It was born out of an experience that I had years ago where I did not feel welcomed…Because of that experience, I did a deeper dive into the history of Country music and studied our rich musical archive.”

Listen to the album’s first single, “Texas Hold ‘Em,” below.

While some fans have showed uncertainty about these artists contributing to country music, others are completely supportive — and Carrie Underwood is one who is undeniably excited about their involvement.

“I love that people like Post Malone and Beyoncé and Jelly Roll, and people like that are artists first and foremost. They kind of weave in and out of different genres of music, and I think that’s really cool,” Underwood shared.

Do you think country music is changing?

Whether or not you agree, it’s hard to deny the timelessness of those classic country songs about small-town life.

Let’s take a trip back to the good old days with Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried.” Give it a listen below!

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