Kacey gets it! This isn’t elementary school. Radio stations don’t need to play artists boy-girl-boy-girl and they CERTAINLY don’t need to play artists boy-boy-boy-boy-girl-boy-boy. We had a great segment on this last night: https://t.co/o8tJqoDa3e … [Read more...] about Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini Call Out Country Radio Stations For Apparent Sexist Airplay Rules
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She continued: "BUT. There is still inequality in airplay for women. And tweets like this prove it. And it’s my job to say it out loud and post about it, because of the girls moving to Nashville (or wherever) that are ready to outrun and outwork and outplay everyone. They deserve to know that they have the same shot as the guys moving here to do the same." … [Read more...] about Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini slam country radio station airplay rules for not playing women back-to-back
Other initiatives some stations have taken include playing women for an entire hour, or having programming that is dedicated to playing women. These initiatives are a little frustrating, but it's better than no action at all, said Brandy Clark, who will be part of CMT's Next Women of Country tour this year. She applauded CMT for its equality pledge. … [Read more...] about Can equality pledges fix country music’s gender problem?
Ballerini's use of "YEARS" in all-caps is correct. Since 2015, when a consultant went viral for advising country music stations to play fewer women for higher ratings, the jarring lack of female artists heard on country radio has repeatedly made national headlines. (Women make up around 13 percent of airplay - just check any commercial country radio playlist, where you'll hear about one female artist per hour.) … [Read more...] about There’s another controversy about the lack of women on country radio, but this time it inspired change
But the singers of “Pontoon” and “Day Drinking” know how to have a party as well, and they serve up the drinks and jam out to trumpets and marching drums on “Wine, Beer, Whiskey,” a reprieve from some of the moodier tracks on the record. … [Read more...] about Little Big Town strike a nerve with Grammy-nominated song