Reba McEntire says women face more difficulty in getting top awards in country music.
Wired PR News – Fresh off the heels of hosting this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), country singer Reba McEntire commented on the challenges currently faced by female stars in the genre. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the superstar stated following Carrie Underwood’s win for entertainer of the year, that women have more difficulty receiving such honors for their work.
McEntire, who hosted the show on Sunday, is quoted as stating in the AP report, “Women just have to work harder to stay in the running with the guys… It’s always been that way and the women always overachieve, in my opinion.”
Underwood is also quoted as commenting on the issue after her win, “I can’t wait (for) the day, which I hope is in the very near future, where having females in the category is no big deal whatsoever… It’s definitely a male-dominated genre of music and I think women actually, we’re doing really well, not just myself.”
McEntire and Underwood are two of only six females to win the ACM’s highest honor in the award ceremony’s 39-year history.
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