Bad Good Girls of Country: Miranda and Carrie are Kerosene, Frills & the Cowboy Casanova

Country music has the tradition of the Rebas and the Martinas: good, classic, traditional and typical. They’re sweet, they’re sassy and they’re the girls next door who sing the songs you know, I know and people who don’t even listen to country music know.

But then the bad good girls came along and changed everything. From “Kerosene” to “Before He Cheats” country music in the United States is changing. For this new breed of feminista, female-friendly-firearms are a fact and carving your name into a cheating ex’s leather seats is not only encouraged, but, applauded.

As someone who never used to listen to country music prior to going away to college at the University of Florida, I have to say, these are the girls that make country music appeal to me.

Carrie Underwood is the girl next door with a bite. She’s sexy, she’s sassy, she’s extra fashionable, her makeup is always impeccable and she’s definitely outrageous. But not as outrageous as Miranda Lambert, who is all of that and  whose songwriting skills always leave you in awe and admiration. She speaks her mind, standing up for women as she croons.

I love these girls. They’re pure gun metal girl powder.

So sure, while after the 2009 CMA Awards, people were saying that Taylor Swift dancing on her knees with a waterfall dousing over her was the sexiest thing to ever come out of country music — while, I also like Taylor, I beg to differ — those guys have, apparently, never seen Miranda or Carrie in all their glory.

All-American little girls have you wrapped around their little fingers and are made of gun powder and lead, didn’t you know? 🙂

“Cowboy Casanova”

“White Liar”

I think these girls are great because they make it “okay” for girls to embrace who they are and what they are…even if it is a little twisted. But who isn’t in their own way?

Carrie and Miranda are real.

Granted they both got their starts on reality television, Miranda on Nashville Star and Carrie on American Idol. But guess what? They aren’t the “mold.”

And that’s something to applaud.

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Sasha Muradali runs the ‘Little Pink Book’ . She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida (’07) and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami(’08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima or get a copy of the ‘Little Pink Book’ delivered to your Kindle.

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Comments

  1. JessicaCRB says:

    I totally agree. Taylor Swift is great but she can still be thrown into that “girl” category (which is actually why I felt that waterfall was a little much for someone who should be a young girl role model). But Carrie Underwood, especially, has really pushed outside of those normal expectations and molds and if you're still thinking of her as the “American Idol Winner” you're probably not really listening.

  2. JessicaCRB says:

    I totally agree. Taylor Swift is great but she can still be thrown into that “girl” category (which is actually why I felt that waterfall was a little much for someone who should be a young girl role model). But Carrie Underwood, especially, has really pushed outside of those normal expectations and molds and if you're still thinking of her as the “American Idol Winner” you're probably not really listening.

  3. JessicaCRB says:

    I totally agree. Taylor Swift is great but she can still be thrown into that “girl” category (which is actually why I felt that waterfall was a little much for someone who should be a young girl role model). But Carrie Underwood, especially, has really pushed outside of those normal expectations and molds and if you're still thinking of her as the “American Idol Winner” you're probably not really listening.