Miranda Lambert Responds to Claim That Women Aren’t Needed at Radio
It's best not to get on Miranda Lambert's bad side (check "Gunpowder and Lead" and "Kerosene" for proof), but it looks like radio consultant Keith Hill has done just that with his now infamous "#SaladGate" quote.
Lambert heard about the unbelievable statements just like everyone else, and took to her social media pages to vent. First she cited one of the more inflammatory pieces of the scandal, turning it into a rallying cry of sorts. "'If you want to make ratings in country radio, take females out,'- Keith Hill"
"This is the biggest bunch of BULL**** I have ever heard," she wrote on Facebook. "I am gonna do everything in my power to support and promote female singer/songwriters in country music. Always."
The "Roots and Wings" singer has a long history of sticking up for women in country. In 2011 she formed the all-girl trio Pistol Annies with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, and during her Certified Platinum tour last winter she brought along RaeLynn, Sunny Sweeney, Monroe and Danielle Bradbery.
Other leading country females have also weighed in on the subject. Martina McBride took a few questions directly to her female fans on Facebook.
"Do you not like to hear other women singing about what you are going through as women? I’m really curious," she posted. "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….”
Jennifer Nettles took a slightly less nuanced approach on her Twitter feed.
"Don't worry babe. I see an opportunity here," she told a fan. "(A) big ole vagina shaped opportunity. #yesisaidvagina #trynottofaint"
Somehow, we don't think this is the end of #SaladGate ...
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