Every year we like to have a little fun and rank the sexiest men and women in country music. This year, we did the sexiest men (read here) and when we sat down this morning to rank the women, we decided to quit.
Sure, we could’ve had Carrie Underwood, Jessie James Decker and Kelsea Ballerini in the top 3 respectively, but we couldn’t stop thinking about the onslaught on sexist comments we were going to get for having the audacity to reduce women to their physical appearance. I started writing an intro about what I thought made someone sexy. How it was more than just looks, how it encompassed personality, style, talent, confidence, intelligence, and many more qualities, both physical and non-physical. Many of these women we have even met and have great relationships with. Didn’t matter, we we’re going to hear it from somewhere and we didn’t want to deal with it if we had Lindsay Ell, Brooke Eden and Carly Pearce rounding out the bottom 8,9 and 10.
When it came time to pick 10, we just scrapped the whole idea. We can write 100 laughable articles about sexy men in country music, their arms, abs, beards, eyes etc… but the idea of a fun piece about what makes the many amazing women in country music sexy sends me running for the hills. Ranking them? Forget it. The fact of the matter is that everything we want to write about women in country music we have to second guess and wonder who we’re going to piss off before we do. Just the use of certain words like “girl”can ignite a firestorm and, most of the time, we’d just rather not deal with the headache, and heartache, of being labeled sexists, especially if it was because we sprinkled in Miranda, Maren, Jana and Kacey through the middle at 4,5,6 and 7.
It’s unfortunate, but this is the world that we’re living in 2017.
Sorry, but this year, we won’t be ranking the top 10 sexiest women in country music. Deal with it.