Carrie Underwood’s new album is being written as we speak, with the possibility that’ll we see a release date later in 2014.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, Underwood believes that women get the short end of the stick in the music industry, and this is how she explains the gender gap:
“We see new male artists have their first single reach No. 1 on the charts, but it generally takes a female a lot longer to build momentum. I know that I am an exception to this, but I [also] know that if I hadn’t made my place in country music via ‘American Idol,’ I probably could have tried to make it for the rest of my life and never made any progress. We’re the ones under the microscope We’re expected to sound perfect. We’re expected to look perfect all the time. We’re expected to be style-setters, whereas the boys roll onto the stage in their jeans, T-shirts and baseball caps. I don’t know what we all can do to change this. But I do hope it does change. I would love to see more women making their mark in the music that I love so much… There are so many more out there just waiting for their shot. I hope they get it!”
Of course, she’s also planning on making her mark with new work. During a radio interview, Carrie Underwood’s new album was discussed and she said she’s been writing a lot these days, and that it’s also “going well.” Her last album Blown Away came out in 2012 and included hit songs like Blown Away and Good Girl, which reached number one on the chart. But Underwood did not write all of them. She penned eight of the 14 songs on that album including ‘Two Black Cadillacs,’ ‘See You Again,’ ‘Cupid’s Got A Shotgun’ and ‘Wine After Whiskey.’ ‘Good Girl’ was the album’s breakout single.
— Radio.com (@radiodotcom) April 7, 2014