Women of Country Music Unite
The guys in Country music are the “lettuce” in the salad that is Country radio, but the ladies are only “tomatoes”? These are the comments that have raised the ire of Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, and Terri Clark, to name a few.
Radio consultant Keith Hill told industry publication Country Aircheck that country radio needs to “take females out,” adding, “Trust me, I play great female records and we’ve got some right now; they’re 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.”
Martina immediately took to Twitter to write,
“Wow . . . just wow. Just read this from a major country radio publication. How do you feel about this statement? I especially want to hear from the females. Do you not like to hear other women singing about what you are going through as women? I’m really curious because to me, country music is about relating. Someone relating to what you are really going through on a day to day basis in your life. Did you girls (core female listeners) know you were being ‘assessed’ in this way? Is this how you really feel? Hmmm . . . “
Miranda followed along tweeting,
I am gonna do everything in my power to support and promote female singer/songwriters in country music. Always.
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) May 28, 2015
If this was the rule ,we wouldn't have Reba, Patsy, Loretta, Tammy, The Judds, and others who have changed lives and music for the better.
— Terri Clark (@TerriClarkMusic) May 27, 2015