Photo courtesy of Scott Kowalchyk, CBS.……

Carrie Underwood appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert for a sit-down interview and to perform her new song, “Low.”

Underwood chatted with Colbert about hosting the upcoming CMA awards with Reba McIntyre and Dolly Parton, on which she commented, “It does not get bigger than that or better than that.”

“I feel like the three of us love what we do so much,” said Underwood. “We love country music and it means something — I feel like — to have us up there on that stage kind of driving the bus for the evening and setting the tone…it’s so important to us, and (will) shine a lot on what I think is the backbone of country music: that’s the females that have come before all of us and will come in the future.”

“I was very pleased and happy and excited to hear the news that the CMA wanted to have this year’s show be focused on women in country music — past, present, future, all of us together standing united.”

Underwood will not only be hosting the CMA’s this year, but is also nominated for three CMA Awards for entertainer of the year, female vocalist of the year, and album of the year for Cry Pretty.

And because women support women in this industry, Miranda Lambert went to instagram to tell us why Underwood deserves CMA entertainer of the year…

Talk about girl power!

But this isn’t only about being a female in country music, though it sure doesn’t hurt! Underwood has the talent and the voice. She is a true entertainer, and very deserving of the award. Her performance of “Low” will have you convinced, just listen below!

For COWGIRL’s list of up-and-coming country women, read “The New Forces of Female in Country Music” here.