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Kelsea Ballerini & Kacey Musgraves Stand Up to Sexist Tweet

Kelsea Ballerini & Kacey Musgraves Stand Up to Sexist Tweet

It started with a tweet. It ended with, well, we don’t yet. But here’s the middle, so far. On Jan. 14, Chris Willman, a features editor for Variety, tweeted: “I turned on the 105.1 country station in L.A. just now, and they were playing the new song by Gabby Barrett, and then, without any pause…MORE

CMA Awards Announce New Performers & Collaborations, Including Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay, Kacey Musgraves & More

CMA Awards Announce New Performers & Collaborations, Including Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay, Kacey Musgraves & More

The Country Music Association announced additional performers and collaborations for the 53rd annual CMA Awards on Nov. 13: Kelsea Ballerini (“Homecoming Queen?”), Brooks & Dunn with Brothers Osborne (“Hard Workin’ Man”), Garth Brooks with Blake Shelton (“Dive Bar”), Dan + Shay (“Speechless”), Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Lady Antebellum and Halsey, Old Dominion (“One Man…MORE

Photo Highlights From the Newport Folk Festival with Dolly Parton, The Highwomen, Kacey Musgraves & More

Photo Highlights From the Newport Folk Festival with Dolly Parton, The Highwomen, Kacey Musgraves & More

Rhode Island’s Newport Folk Festival (July 26–28) featured a heavy-hitting lineup of musical A-listers, including the first live performance from The Highwomen (Amanda Shires, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby), a surprise appearance by Dolly Parton, and billed performances from Kacey Musgraves, Sheryl Crow, Lucas Nelson and more. Nash Country Daily affiliate WPRO of Providence…MORE

ACM Announces Special Award Honorees, Including Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride & More

ACM Announces Special Award Honorees, Including Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride & More

The Academy of Country Music announced its special awardees for the 13th annual ACM Honors ceremony, which will take place August 21 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. In addition to previously announced Songwriter of the Year Award winner Shane McAnally, the ACM Honors will pay tribute to a number of artists—and a film—for their specific achievements,…MORE

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Kelsea Ballerini & Kacey Musgraves Stand Up to Sexist Tweet

Kelsea Ballerini & Kacey Musgraves Stand Up to Sexist Tweet

It started with a tweet. It ended with, well, we don’t yet. But here’s the middle, so far.

On Jan. 14, Chris Willman, a features editor for Variety, tweeted: “I turned on the 105.1 country station in L.A. just now, and they were playing the new song by Gabby Barrett, and then, without any pause or interruption at all, they went into a Kelsea Ballerini song. Can’t they get fined for that?”

In a since-deleted tweet, Michigan radio station 98 KCQ, which is owned by MacDonald Broadcasting, replied via Twitter: “We cannot play two females back to back. Not even Lady Antebellum or Little Big Town against another female. I applaud their courage.”

KCQ’s response—whether serious or sarcastic—was enough to open the floodgates of condemnation as the Twittersphere chimed in, including Kacey Musgraves and Kelsea Ballerini.

Check out Kacey and Kelsea’s responses below:

  • Kacey Musgraves via Twitter: “Smells like white male bullshit and why LONG ago I decided they cannot stop me.”
  • Kacey via Twitter: “And yet, they can play 18 dudes who sound exactly the same back to back. Makes total sense.”
  • Kelsea Ballerini via Twitter: “To all the ladies that bust their asses to have half the opportunities that men do, I’m really sorry that in 2020, after YEARS of conversation of equal play, there are still some companies that make their stations play by these rules. It’s unfair and it’s incredibly disappointing.” 
  • Kelsea via Twitter: “AlEXA PLAY LBT LADY A CARRIE MIRANDA KACEY CARLY GABBY MAREN INGRID RUNAWAY JUNE M&T LAUREN. ALL IN A ROW.” “AND LINDSAY AND ASHLEY AND WHOEVER ELSE IM FORGETTING BECAUSE I NEED MORE COFFEE TO DEAL.”

“There has never been a rule against playing females back to back….ever!” said Brian Hatfield, spokesman for MacDonald Broadcasting. “We will continue to play the music that reflects our listeners.”

This ain’t over. Remember 2015’s SaladGate (aka TomatoGate)? See below for a refresher.

The debate over female artists being played on country radio has been raging for some time, but it certainly got a little extra flavor in May 2015. In an interview with trade publication Country Aircheck, programming consultant Keith Hill said that stations should take most female songs out of rotation if they want to get higher ratings.

“I play great female records and we’ve got some right now, they’re just not the lettuce in our salad,” Hill said, in part. “The lettuce is Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and artists like that. The tomatoes of our salad are the females.”

And so #SaladGate was tossed into the world. Naturally, there were many people who weren’t happy about the statements and made their feelings known.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

Kacey Musgraves to Host Christmas Special With Guests James Corden, Leon Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Kendall Jenner & More

Kacey Musgraves to Host Christmas Special With Guests James Corden, Leon Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Kendall Jenner & More

Kacey Musgraves will be spreading holiday cheer this season as the titular host of The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show on Amazon Prime Video on Nov. 29. Kacey will be joined by an all-star cast of friends for performances of both classic and original holiday songs, including Fred Armisen, Leon Bridges, Camila Cabello, James Corden, Zooey…Continue Reading

CMA Awards Announce New Performers & Collaborations, Including Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay, Kacey Musgraves & More

CMA Awards Announce New Performers & Collaborations, Including Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay, Kacey Musgraves & More

The Country Music Association announced additional performers and collaborations for the 53rd annual CMA Awards on Nov. 13: Kelsea Ballerini (“Homecoming Queen?”), Brooks & Dunn with Brothers Osborne (“Hard Workin’ Man”), Garth Brooks with Blake Shelton (“Dive Bar”), Dan + Shay (“Speechless”), Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Lady Antebellum and Halsey, Old Dominion (“One Man…Continue Reading

Watch Kacey Musgraves & Harry Styles Duet “Space Cowboy” at Record-Breaking Nashville Show

Watch Kacey Musgraves & Harry Styles Duet “Space Cowboy” at Record-Breaking Nashville Show

Kacey Musgraves packed Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25 for her Oh, What a World Tour II. The announced ticket sales of 18,373 was a record for a female artist—of any genre. In addition to performing fan-favorites “Slow Burn,” “Golden Hour,” “Follow Your Arrow” and more, Kacey treated the crowd to a surprise duet with…Continue Reading

I Second That Emotion: Carly Pearce Curates NCD Playlist Featuring Kelsea, Kane, Kacey, Maren, Michael Ray & More [Listen]

I Second That Emotion: Carly Pearce Curates NCD Playlist Featuring Kelsea, Kane, Kacey, Maren, Michael Ray & More [Listen]

It’s a good thing Carly Pearce recently told us she “likes to multitask.” After making the media rounds last week in support of her new single, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Carly is preparing to tie the knot with Michael Ray this week. In addition, she recently earned her first CMA Awards nomination for New…Continue Reading

Photo Highlights From the Newport Folk Festival with Dolly Parton, The Highwomen, Kacey Musgraves & More

Photo Highlights From the Newport Folk Festival with Dolly Parton, The Highwomen, Kacey Musgraves & More

Rhode Island’s Newport Folk Festival (July 26–28) featured a heavy-hitting lineup of musical A-listers, including the first live performance from The Highwomen (Amanda Shires, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby), a surprise appearance by Dolly Parton, and billed performances from Kacey Musgraves, Sheryl Crow, Lucas Nelson and more. Nash Country Daily affiliate WPRO of Providence…Continue Reading

Kacey Musgraves’ New Exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame Opens [Photo Gallery]

Kacey Musgraves’ New Exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame Opens [Photo Gallery]

Industry insiders, media, family and friends gathered at the Country Music Hall of Fame on July 1 for a sneak peek at Kacey Musgraves’ new exhibit. Officially opening on July 2 and running through June 7, 2020, Kacey Musgraves: All of the Colors explores the musical and personal journey of the six-time Grammy winner, from…Continue Reading

ACM Announces Special Award Honorees, Including Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride & More

ACM Announces Special Award Honorees, Including Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride & More

The Academy of Country Music announced its special awardees for the 13th annual ACM Honors ceremony, which will take place August 21 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. In addition to previously announced Songwriter of the Year Award winner Shane McAnally, the ACM Honors will pay tribute to a number of artists—and a film—for their specific achievements,…Continue Reading

Reba McEntire, Little Big Town, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Lauren Alaina & More Donate Auction Items for Girls Rock Camps

Reba McEntire, Little Big Town, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Lauren Alaina & More Donate Auction Items for Girls Rock Camps

Reverb is hosting an online auction that features items donated by Loretta Lynn, Kacey Musgraves, Dolly Parton, Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Wynonna, Faith Hill, Cassadee Pope, Margo Price, Lindsay Ell and more. Proceeds will benefit 10 Girls Rock camps in the U.S. and Europe, with the goal of fostering music education for…Continue Reading

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