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 position of ladies in nation music in a current interview with The Washington Post and introduced up hitting No. 1 on Billboard'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 stated of the chart-topping track.

Despite being a embellished 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 fascinating that I haven’t even had a prime 20 in a protracted, very long time,” Lambert stated. “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 towards Aldean, who she likes “lots” and was completely satisfied to work with on the track. 

Instead, Lambert drew consideration to the bigger difficulty 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 bolstered sexism. The Washington Post even referenced a report that in 2017 that solely 10.four % of songs on the nation radio charts had been from feminine artists -- a lower from 13 % the 12 months earlier than.

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