Trisha Yearwood talks Miranda Lambert, bro-country and the absence of female country stars

Looks like country music star Trisha Yearwood is as confused as the rest of us.

In an April 14 interview with Dan Rather on AXS, Yearwood spoke her mind on a number of topics, including her love for artists such as Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, but the confusion she feels as to why those two artists are the only female artists currently on the radio.

“There is a void out there when it comes to women singing to women,” she said in the televised interview. “There are a lot more guys coming to concerts, and they usually represent who is buying the music. Plus, bro-country is in a bit of a flux. If you want traditional country, you have George Strait. If you want something a bit more modern, you have Florida Georgia Line. And then you have Jason Aldean in the middle.”

Yearwood was on the show to promote her new cookbook “Trisha’s Table: My Feel-Good Favorites for a Balanced Life”, which debuted at No. 7 on the New York Times best-sellers list. “This book [reflects] how we eat more of the time,” she says. “And then, on the comfort foods, there are some things you just can’t substitute. You just say, ‘I’m havin’ the macaroni and cheese today … and I’m gonna enjoy it.’ But the rest of the time, we show you ways to make things lighter.”

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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