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March 4, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Women edged out by ‘bro-country’ party song trend?

Carrie Underwood says there seems to be room "for only a few women" in country these days. (Katherine Bomboy-Thornton / ABC)

Carrie Underwood says there seems to be room “for only a few women” in country these days. (Katherine Bomboy-Thornton / ABC)

By Jon Bream / Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

MINNEAPOLIS — It was a one-two punch in the gut from two of country’s biggest stars.

Last fall, Zac Brown declared Luke Bryan’s “That’s My Kind of Night” the “worst song I’ve ever heard.” This winter, Carrie Underwood called out country radio, saying, “Women really do seem to get the short end.”

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September 11, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Carrie Underwood ain’t country but she’s good | Concert preview

Carrie Underwood’s music still features fiddles, steel guitars and banjos, but don’t let that fool you. The 2005 “American Idol” winner is hardly a country artist, if she ever was. After all, she got her start as the winner of a reality-show contest. But while she has something of a prefabricated air about her, Underwood is…

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Comments | More in Country, Rock/Pop | Topics: "Blown Away", Carrie Underwood, Washington State Fair