Carrie Underwood says she thinks she knows why other artists are hooking up musically with country acts. She says the reason is simple: country is hot and “everybody wants in.” Carrie notes that there are many artists who are willing to mix genres, such as was seen at last week’s CMT Awards. She says we live in a world where “everybody kind of listens to everything.” And she says that’s cool.
Keith Urban says the idea of blending R&B and country music is nothing new — despite what you might think from watching the CMT Awards last week. Keith points out that artists like Ray Charles had hits on the country charts. He says R&B and country have “a long history” together.