Shania Twain is 'fed up' with sexism and ageism in country music

Shania Twain isn’t that impressed with the current state of country music. The Real Countryjudge said she’s “fed up” with the sexism and ageism prevalent in the industry.

Twain sat down with E! News to discuss her new singing competition show on USA when E!’s Carissa Culiner began by the conversation wanting “to talk about women in country music today.”

“What women?!” the “That Don’t Impress Me Much” singer quipped, before noting she’s “bored” of country music right now.

“We have too much of the sameness right now. I’m a little bit bored of it, and I want to pick it up. The only way to do that is to be proactive,” she explained. “I wanted a show that, when you talk about diversity, that includes gender diversity, style diversity, lifestyle diversity.”

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NEW YORK CITY - DECEMBER 6: Singer Shania Twain attends the Sixth Annual Billboard Music Awards on December 6, 1995 at New York Coliseum in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 727 -- Pictured: Musical guest Shania Twain performs on July 12, 1995 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
File Photo of Shania Twain at the Academy of Country Music Awards at Universal Studios in 1996 (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
File Photo of Shania Twain at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Shania Twain performing, New York, February 26, 1996. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 28: Singer Shania Twain attends the 38th Annual Grammy Awards on February 28, 1996 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 6: Singer Shania Twain attends the Second Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards on March 6, 1996 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 27: Singer Shania Twain attends the 24th Annual American Music Awards on January 27, 1997 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Shania Twain during Shania Twain at LAX Departing to New York City at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- -- Pictured: (l-r) Musician Shania Twain posing for a photo on January 25, 1998 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
P 327983 14: Singer Shania Twain arrives at the 'VH-1 Divas Live' event, April 14, 1998, NYC, New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini / Liaison Agency)
Shania Twain during Billboard Awards '98 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
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Shania Twain during Z100's 5th Annual 'Jingle Ball' - December 17, 1998 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
C/W singer Shania Twain. (Photo by Dave Allocca/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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Shania Twain during 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at Universal Ampitheater in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Shania Twain during The 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards - Arrivals and Pressroom at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Shania Twain during 1999 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Shania Twain during Shania Twain in concert at The Hollywood Bowl at The Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Shania Twain during American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 4: Canadian singer and songwriter Shania Twain poses for a portrait as she arrives before the Country Music Awards on October 4, 2000 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Ron Davis/Getty Images)
Shania Twain backstage at the 36th annual Country Music Association Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, November 6, 2002. Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 26: Recording artist Shania Twain performs on the 'Today' show at Rockefeller Center November 26, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 13: Singer Shania Twain attends the 30th Annual American Music Awards (AMA) at the Shrine Auditorium on January 13, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
Shania Twain at 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at the NBC Studios in Burbank, Ca. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
Shania Twain during Super Bowl XXXVII - AT&T Wireless Super Bowl XXXVII Halftime Show - Rehearsal at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Shania Twain during 2003 CMT Flameworthy Awards - Arrivals at The Gaylord Center in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Sheryl Crow and Shania Twain during 'Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin'' Premiers on USA Network on May 26, 2003 - Rehearsal and Backstage at Beacon Theatre in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK - APRIL 10: (U.S. TABS OUT) Singer Shania Twain arrives at the launch party for Infinity Broadcasting's BLINK 102.7FM April 10, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
US singer Shania Twain poses for photographers during a photocall at Home House in central London. Shania announced her only European date in 2003 - a concert in Hyde Park on Saturday 12 July, her first in the UK for over four years. (Photo by Yui Mok - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - MAY 21: Singer Shania Twain attends the 38th Annual Country Music Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on May 21st, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Shania Twain during VH1 Divas Duets: A Concert to Benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation - Show at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Shania Twain during Canada's Walk of Fame at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Capital Fm Party In The Park For The Princes Trust In London, Britain - 05 Jul 2003, Shania Twain (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 5: Country singer Shania Twain arrives at the '37th Annual CMA Awards' at the Grand Ole Opry House November 5, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rusty Russell/Getty Images)
Shania Twain during VH1 Big In '03 - Arrivals at Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage for VH-1 Channel - New York)
Shania Twain during The 2003 Billboard Music Awards - Press Room at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Bill Davila/FilmMagic)
Shania Twain during Shania Twain in Concert at Arrowhead Pond at Anaheim Pond in Anaheim, CA, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Shania Twain (Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage)
Shania Twain during 38th Annual Country Music Awards - Show at Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. (Photo by R. Diamond/WireImage)
Shania Twain during 38th Annual Country Music Awards - Press Room at Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. (Photo by Frank Mullen/WireImage)
Shania Twain during 38th Annual Country Music Awards - Arrivals at Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. (Photo by Frank Mullen/WireImage)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 13: Singer Shania Twain attends the premiere of 'Walk The Line' at the Beacon Theater November 13, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images for Fox Studios)
HAMBURG, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 18: Shania Twain performs at the Bambi Awards 2004 at the Theater im Hafen on November 18, 2004 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Shania Twain during The 39th Annual CMA Awards - Arrivals at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Shania Twain during 42nd Academy of Country Music Awards - Arrivals at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 12: Musician Shania Twain attends the 42nd Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 12, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)
Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Shania Twain in the press room at the 2011 Juno Awards at Air Canada Centre on March 27, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Shania Twain signs copies of her book 'From This Moment On' at Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue on May 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - MAY 09: Shania Twain makes her debut on the Marilyn Dennis Show to speak about her new autobiography 'From This Moment On' and TV docu-series 'Why Not? With Shania Twain' at the CTV Queen St. HQ Building on May 9, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 02: Shania Twain attends the Shania Twain Hollywood Walk Of Fame Induction Ceremony on June 2, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: Shania Twain attends the 2011 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: Shania Twain speaks at the press conference announcing her 2012 Caesars Palace Las Vegas run at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on June 8, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 22: Recording artist Shania Twain arrives at Cirque du Soleil's 'One Night for ONE DROP' at Hyde Bellagio at the Bellagio on March 22, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 19: Singer Shania Twain arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer-songwriter Shania Twain attends the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Billboard Awards 2014/Getty Images for DCP)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 20: Canadian country music singer-songwriter Shania Twain attends the 3rd Annual Bliss Ball presented by the The Dilawri Foundation held at Fort York on September 20, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: Shania Twain performs onstage at Madison Square Garden on June 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Singer-songwriter Shania Twain arrives on the red carpet at CMT Artists of the Year 2016 on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - APRIL 24: Shania Twain attends NBC's 'The Voice' Season 12' live top 12 performances event at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 24, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images For NBC)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19: Shania Twain visits the SiriusXM Studios on June 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Shania Twain attends the 17th Annual USTA Foundation Opening Night Gala at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2017 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Singer/songwriter Shania Twain attends the 17th Annual USTA Foundation Opening Night Gala at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2017 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Shania Twain seen at BBC Radio 2 Studios on September 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Singer Shania Twain attends NBC's 'America's Got Talent' season 12 finale at Dolby Theatre on September 20, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Shania Twain attends her album signing for 'Now' at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on September 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
OTTAWA, ON - NOVEMBER 26: Shania Twain performs during the half-time show at the 105th Grey Cup Championship Game between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders at TD Place Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Mark Horton/Getty Images)
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Twain also spoke about the lack of women on country radio.

“We are not making radio progress, but we are making very small, steady steps towards awareness that we’re lacking women on country radio,” she added.

That’s why the “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” singer wanted to do a show like Real Country, so she could help find new talent. Twain said she wanted to advocate for “young” artists, before amending her statement.

“It doesn’t matter what age you are,” she noted. “I’m fed up with the whole ageist thing as well as the sexist thing. This [show] is wide open, bring your talent on if you’re good enough, I don’t care what you are, as long as you’re a human being.”

“When I first came on the scene in country music, the limits were way too narrow for me, and it was hard for me,” she added. “There are a lot of artists out there who are intimidated of what they believe country music is…I want to show them there are no limits.”

Despite her grievances with where things are at in the industry, Twain praised fans of country music. “Who am I am as an artist, as a songwriter, as a performer is completely outside the box of where we’ve narrowed country music to be right now,” she stated. “But the fans aren’t narrow-minded.”

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 9: Shania Twain wearing Brandon Maxwell attends Billboard Women in Music 2016 at Pier 36 on December 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Aurora Rose/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Nick Jonas and Shania Twain speak onstage during the Billboard Women in Music 2016 event on December 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Billboard Magazine)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Singer-songwriter Shania Twain recieves an award on stage during CMT Artists of the Year 2016 on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Singer-songwriter Shania Twain arrives on the red carpet at CMT Artists of the Year 2016 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/WireImage)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 14: Jason Mowery (L) and Megan Mullins (R) perform with Shania Twain during her Rock This Country farewell tour at the Pepsi Center August 14, 2015, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JULY 31: Singer-songwriter Shania Twain performs during the Rock This Country tour at Bridgestone Arena on July 31, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Shania Twain and Penn Badgley -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Shania Twain -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Singer Shania Twain enters the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on March 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
THE CHEW - Singer Shania Twain is the guest today, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 on ABC's 'The Chew.' 'The Chew' airs MONDAY - FRIDAY (1-2pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Singer Shania Twain enters the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on March 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
BRAMPTON, ON - SEPTEMBER 19: Shania Twain attends The Dilawri Foundation and The Peel Board Launch for 'Shania Kids Can' Clubhouse on September 19, 2014 in Brampton, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 20: Frederic Thiebaud and Shania Twain attend the 3rd Annual Bliss Ball presented by the The Dilawri Foundation held at Fort York on September 20, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
BRAMPTON, ON - SEPTEMBER 19: Shania Twain attends The Dilawri Foundation and The Peel Board Launch for 'Shania Kids Can' Clubhouse on September 19, 2014 in Brampton, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
CALGARY, CANADA - JULY 10: Shania Twain performs at the Calgary Stampede at Scotiabank Saddledome on July 10, 2014 in Calgary, Canada. (Photo by Melissa Renwick/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer Shania Twain arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer Shania Twain arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Recording artist Shania Twain speaks onstage during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 07: Shania Twain arrives at the Las Vegas Great Santa Run on December 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 07: Singer Shania Twain (L) and a Santa Claus character attend the ninth annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run benefiting Opportunity Village on December 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
Recording artist Shania Twain arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 19: Singer Shania Twain speaks onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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