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Shania Twain is "fed up," ladies and gentlemen. Specifically, the country music star doesn't care in the least for the lack of diversity in her music genre, and she has a lot to say about it too. To be blunt, she finds herself "bored" by the male-dominated scene, and Twain wants it to change immediately.
What women? We have too much of the sameness right now. I'm a little bit bored of it, and I want to pick it up. The only way to do that is to be proactive ... I wanted a show that, when you talk about diversity, that includes gender diversity, style diversity, lifestyle diversity.
Shania Twain's vocal criticisms about the strong lack of diversity in the world of country music were made when she met with E! News' Carissa Culiner to promote her series, Real Country, which premiered on Tuesday on USA Network. Having been involved in this particular genre of music for a good bit of time, she continues to notice the difference between the number of men and the number of women who perform and become famous for country. Twain, therefore, wants to encourage more women to pick up a guitar and make their mark in country music, and she wants to make them feel inspired.
But she's not simply encouraging young women only. Shania Twain wants women of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities to be involved in country music. Because as Twain sees it currently, it's a genre dominated by men. The singer also believes now is the time for more women to get themselves in the action and make sweet tunes. So long as you are a "human being," Twain wants you should be welcomed into the world of country. She doesn't think it should remain so restricted.
It doesn't matter what age you are. I'm fed up with the whole ageist thing as well as the sexist thing. This [show] is wide open, bring your talent on if you're good enough, I don't care what you are, as long as you're a human being.
Hopefully, Shania Twain's call to arms will inspire more musicians to get involved in the male-dominated country genre. There is, admittedly, a reputation of country music being stereotypically male; Twain wants to break away from those norms and produce a wider array of country lovers. Hopefully, musicians will feel inspired by what Twain said and get themselves inside the country scene. They should, at least, expand their horizons.
Who am I am as an artist, as a songwriter, as a performer is completely outside the box of where we've narrowed country music to be right now. But the fans aren't narrow-minded.
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