- Jessie James Decker wants to see “more women on the radio” in country music.
- She told Insider that she’s always viewed country music as the “acceptance” of all music.
- She added that she misses “the days of Shania, the days of Martina and Faith”.
Jessie James Decker wants to see “more women on the radio” in country music. While promoting her partnership with DSW, the singer, songwriter and designer told Insider that she’s always viewed country music as “accepting,” despite some critics believing there was a diversity issue in the music scene. kind.
“I think what I would like to see is more, again, more women on the radio,” Decker said. “That’s what I miss. I miss women. I miss Shania’s days, Martina and Faith’s days.”
Decker was referring to Shania Twain, Martina McBride and Faith Hill – three powerful artists who topped the country music charts in the 90s and 2000s.
Country music has been criticized for its lack of diversity in the past
While discussing her upcoming music, Insider asked Decker about the criticisms that have been leveled at country music for not embracing diversity and what she thinks can change or should be done to change that from the point of view. of an artist.
“Well, I just think for me, country music has always been completely different — where I always felt like they were extremely accepting of all kinds of music,” she said. “So I don’t know if I’ve ever fully understood that, but I think what I’d like to see is more women on the radio,” he continues, invoking the names of music icons like Shania Twain.
“I really hope to see a change there because that’s why I fell in love with country music — these incredible women who inspired me to make a record,” Decker said. “And so I think we’re slowly seeing a change there, but I just hope it continues because I miss it.”
Decker is not only gearing up to bring her own music to radio, but she’s teamed up with fellow musician, Alyssa Bonagura.
James Decker’s EP”The woman I have becomewas released in October, but she says a new project will be released soon. She has also teamed up with Alyssa Bonagura, who she calls her songbird soulmate, for an upcoming project. “We’re actually heading into the studio in March and we’re so excited,” she said.
When it comes to how Decker chooses a partnership, whether it’s collaborations or partnerships, she says she’s very “selective.”
“I think for me, as we get older and grow in our business, I’ve become a lot more selective about what I want to do and who I want to work with and what brands,” she told Insider. “So it was a [with DSW] is one of those that was a no-brainer just because, you know, I’ve always loved DSW, but also I love this sneaker collab, because I’m living in sneakers these days because of the training or pursuit of our children.”
James Decker’s DSW collection is now available.