Radio executive Keith Hill recently said “if you want to make ratings in country radio, take females out.”
Stars Martina McBride, Sara Evans, and Miranda Lambert have all spoken out in defense of women in country music and against Hill’s insanely idiotic comments.
McBride said it’s “really dangerous” to make that kind of blanket statement and called it a “self-fulfilling prophecy” during an interview with CBS.
“You have record companies that don’t invest in female artists or sign female artists as much, thinking that they’re not going to get a return on their investment or get played on the radio. You have songwriters who aren’t writing songs for females as much, because they ‘don’t get played on the radio,'” McBride added.
Hill told Country Aircheck Weekly that women are “just not the lettuce in our salad. The lettuce is Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and artists like that. The tomatoes of our salad are the females.”
Miranda Lambert took to Twitter stating “This is he biggest bunch of BULLSHIT I have ever heard. I am gonna do everything in my power to support and promote female singer/songwriters in country music. Always.”
Sara Evans posted that she was appalled and added the following to her Facebook page, “I believe in great music and I believe it should be heard. Let’s all raise our hands for more “tomatoes” in our salad! #BRACountry!”
What an ass this guy is.
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