"Woman's Day"has a story called the "Sisterhood of Country Music." . . . and they talked to three generations of female singers,Reba McEntire,Miranda Lambert, andCarly Pearce.
The title's kind of lame, until you hear what they have to say. It really does sound like every female artist in Nashville has each other's back.
Reba said, quote, "Many of us write together, we support each other. The camaraderie is special."
Carly Pearce added, quote, "Even on social media, we all champion each other."
Miranda remembers the early days whenGretchen Wilsonencouraged her to call if she needed anything . . . and the time thatFaith Hillreached out with a gift.
Quote, "Faith sent me a note one day with a bracelet that was like, 'I wear this onstage, and when I get scared I just remember that I'm doing what I'm supposed to do.'"
Reba hadBarbara Mandrellin her corner back in the day. Quote, "We were friends early on. Barbara was a very energetic, loyal, determined, hardworking woman, and I learned a lot from her. To just go and do your job, and be prepared."
When Carly hit a tough patch early on, she got help fromKelsea Ballerini, who was just getting her career on track.
Quote, "Kelsea's taken me out on every one of her tours prior to me having any singles on the radio. She talked about me in every interview. And when'Every Little Thing'happened, she sent a cake, flowers, and a card.
"She is the perfect example of a woman who had no reason other than her pure heart. I'll never forget that, and I hope to pay it forward someday."