Jennifer Nettles calls out country music radio with resolute CMA Awards red carpet look

USA Today Entertainment 3 weeks ago

Jennifer Nettles made more than a fashion statement on the CMA Awards red carpet Wednesday night in Nashville.

The Sugarland star wore a white suit with a pink cape designed by Christian Siriano emblazoned with a feminist message: 

"Play our f*@#!n records, please & thank you."

On the back, it read, "Equal play."

The art featured on the suit is by artist Alice Mizrachi, Nettles said.

On the red carpet, Nettles said her choice of outfit was inspired by the opportunity to take the conversation about women in country music "beyond the applause" and toward real change.

"People do want to hear women's stories," Nettles said. "It's a fallacy to say that they're going to turn the channel."

The unequal treatment of women in country is a long-standing, much discussed issue, with radio play often cited as the primary concern.

Nettles would like to see women represented equally on country radio and in playlists.

"Just play it. It's that simple," she said.

This year, a trio of women are hosting the CMA Awards: Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. 

The show is slated to open with a performance of 14 women, including Nettles. 

Maren Morris has the most nominations with six, and for the first time, a woman is nominated for musician of the year (Jenee Fleenor).

Yet only one woman is nominated for Entertainer of the Year (Underwood), and a woman hasn't won the award since 2011 when Taylor Swift took it home.


Source link
Read also:
Hollywood Life › Lifestyle › 3 weeks ago
Play their f-ing records! Country singer Jennifer Nettles is taking aim at the country music radio heads who have notoriously ignored the women in the genre for years.
UPI › Entertainment › 3 weeks ago
Sugarland front woman Jennifer Nettles made headlines Wednesday by wearing a white pantsuit with a pink cape emblazoned with a bold message at the Country Music Association Awards gala in Nashville.
Fox News › Entertainment › 3 weeks ago
Jennifer Nettles sent a huge message with her red carpet look at the 2019 CMAs.
Hollywood Life › Lifestyle › 3 weeks ago
Maren Morris's baby bump made its red carpet debut at the 2019 CMA Awards. The mom-to-be showed off her growing bump in a gorgeous blue ensemble on the red carpet.
Hollywood Life › Lifestyle › 3 weeks ago
The 2019 CMA Awards red carpet included some of the most memorable fashion in CMAs history. From Maren Morris to Carrie Underwood, the stars slayed on country music's biggest night.
The Inquisitr › 3 weeks ago
Carrie Underwood was getting high marks for the 2019 CMA Awards even before her hosting duties began. The singer, who is hosting the awards for the 12th straight year, was the hit of the red carpet in a head-turning gold dress. Pictures shared by...
USA Today › Entertainment › 3 weeks ago
Country music's biggest stars shined on the red carpet for the 2019 Country Music Association Awards.
Hollywood Life › Lifestyle › 3 weeks ago
Hannah Brown looked absolutely radiant on the CMA Awards red carpet. The starlet wowed in a white gown that was fit for a princess and walked the red carpet with her 'DWTS' partner Alan Bersten.
The Inquisitr › 3 weeks ago
Hannah Brown shared a stunning red carpet moment alongside Alan Bersten, her Dancing with the Stars professional partner, at the CMA Awards. Photos of the breathtaking twosome were posted to the ABC competition show’s official Instagram. Hannah was...
Hollywood Life › Entertainment › 3 weeks ago
CUTENESS ALERT! Thomas Rhett had THREE special dates to the CMA Awards -- his wife, Lauren Akins, and their adorable daughters, Willa and Ada, who walked the red carpet with their proud parents for the very first time.
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google
OR