Carrie Underwood Says Country Music Could Grow Beyond U.S.

Carrie Underwood believes that the country music genre is capable of reaching more fans around the world. Speaking with the U.K.'s Metro, Underwood said there are elements of country that speak to fans of all nationalities.

"I love country music and I think everyone else should too. Other artists, such as Brad Paisley, are playing shows outside the U.S. and bringing country to new people. Changes in technology mean people don't just listen to rock or pop," she said. "You hear a song you like on the radio or TV and you download it and discover more of that artist's music. It's more about songs and artists than genres these days."

"It's very honest," she added. "Come to one of our award shows and you won't see people lip-syncing. It's about singing and the music and I respect that very much. It's about being honest with your feelings. We're not trying to be cool. It's just about life."

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