Carrie Underwood wants to popularise country
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 June 2012
Carrie Underwood wants to make country music more appealing to audiences outside the US
Carrie Underwood wants to make country music appealing around the world.
The 29-year-old singer - who has sold over 14 million albums since winning 'American Idol' in 2005 - thinks it is sad the genre isn't as popular in other countries as it is in the US.
She said: "It's always fun to expand your resume.
"Country music isn't too popular outside the US and that's something I'd like to change.
"It's a shame other people aren't exposed on a daily basis to such a wonderful form of music."
Carrie admits she was told she would find appearing on 'American Idol' difficult because of her country roots, but she always had the backing of then-head judge Simon Cowell and didn't have to change or conform.
She added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "From the beginning I was told, 'It's going to be rough for you, it's a pop TV show'.
"But everything I did just came out country. And Simon encouraged me to stick at what I do well. My goal is to make country music everyone can get into."