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Discussion: All-Female Country Tour

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

This topic was suggested by reader “vp”, who figured that Country Universe would be a good place to discuss this quote from Carrie Underwood:

Meanwhile, Underwood has plans. Maybe these plans will even include Faith Hill. Underwood says she intends them to include Kellie Pickler, another Idol graduate tilling the same musical soil. “I want to have a girls-only tour and get some awesome chicks together, and have us all go out and,” Underwood beams a happy smile out toward this future, “kick butt.”

It’s been done a couple of times before, with the first major instance being the 1996 Kraft Country Tour with Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis & Carlene Carter.    I’d certainly be on board for a show featuring Carrie Underwood, and I’d put Trisha Yearwood and Miranda Lambert on the bill with her.

Of course, I’d be even more on board for a nineties ladies tour with Trisha, Pam and Patty.   Or Kathy, Suzy and Chapin.   Both mixes would be great.

What do you think of a 2009 All-Female Country Tour?  Who would you like to see share the bill with Underwood?  Any other women you’d like to see share a bill together?

100 Greatest Women, #61: Carlene Carter

Monday, May 5th, 2008

100 Greatest Women

#61

Carlene Carter

A woman born into country music royalty who struggled with her legacy before finally embracing it and finding commercial and critical success. That’s a line that refers to more than one second-generation female country star, but none more than Carlene Carter.

Born the daughter of Carl Smith and June Carter, Carlene was either second or third generation country, depending on which side of her family you were looking at. She was twelve years old when her mother married Johnny Cash, but she had already grown up on the road, watching the matriarchs of her family perform on the road. She learned at a young age about the rapturous adoration that country music held for the Carter Family. By the time she was ready to pursue music herself, she chose her mother’s surname in a conscious effort to connect with the strong female history connected to it.

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