Keith Urban may seem unstoppable while on his ripCORD tour, but when it comes to listing his favorite female country artists, he seemingly has a hard time.
In an interview with Billboard, Urban says of coming up with a list, “Oh, that’s so hard to make that list.”
He starts by naming two country music icons: “Patsy Cline is in there for sure, Dolly Parton for me is absolutely in there,” he said.
“Lee Ann Womack is in there,” he continues. He also added Carrie Underwood, saying, “[she] will go down as one of the great, great singers in country music. Period. Really phenomenal voice.”
Rounding out his five, Urban picks Martina McBride.
Urban’s eighth studio album, RIPCORD, is out now.