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"When I got my award, I mentioned every woman in that category with me," Miranda says of her fellow nominees, Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood. "I grew up on Martina, I used to try to sing like her, but of course no one can. We [women] are very few right now. We have a jolt of women in country, [but] the young females are non-existent right now and I refuse to accept that. I'm one of those girls on top at the moment and I'm so thankful. I feel like there is a time for every artist to have their time, but I know it will come time to pass that trophy on to the next. I hope there's enough females in that category."
The superstar performer adds that there is "some great talent out there. I kicked the door open and I will hold my leg in it to keep it open for other female singer-songwriters. We're gonna do it; we're gonna keep plowing through. It is a man's world in a way, and we love the guys, but we are awesome, too."
Miranda will join Dierks Bentley on the road in 2013, for the Locked & Reloaded trek. Although a list of specific dates has yet to be revealed, you can see a list of the cities the tour will visit here.