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On the surface, it would seem like she has it all going for her. After all, she’s an award-winning country musician playing at sold-out stadiums across the globe.
However, all that success hasn’t exactly translated on the radio. Since releasing Golden Hour and Same Trailer, Different Park, Kacey’s found herself with little to no air-time on country music radio stations.
Some speculate that her retro, electric tunes are too foreign for country radio, while others think her music is too downtempo for the average listener. But to Kacey, it’s pretty obvious why she isn’t getting the same treatment as her male counterparts: she isn’t willing to play into the radio stations’ games.
It doesn’t help that as it is, country music already seems to be a male-dominated field—one that has made little progress in balancing the playing field. Yes, there are the country darlings like Carrie Underwood and Maren Morris, but these women continue to be outnumbered by the Luke Bryans and Keith Urbans of the world.