Kelsea Ballerini and Kacey Musgraves are not impressed with the current state of radio play for female country artists.
The “Miss Me More” singer took to Twitter Thursday morning after Chris Willman, a features editor at Variety, shared his opinion after hearing two women played back-to-back on a Los Angeles radio station.
Saginaw, Michigan, radio station 98 KCQ replied to Willman’s tweet, revealing they cannot play back-to-back songs by a female artist, even if the female is in a group with males.
This quickly caught Ballerini’s attention, taking to the platform to call out country radio stations for favouring male artists.
Ballerini stood up for herself and other female artists, tweeting, “AlEXA PLAY LBT LADY A CARRIE MIRANDA KACEY CARLY GABBY MAREN INGRID RUNAWAY JUNE M&T LAUREN. ALL IN A ROW.”
Fellow country star Kacey Musgraves has also weighed in on the matter. Her thoughts?
In another tweet, Musgraves added: “And yet, they can play 18 dudes who sound exactly the same back to back. Makes total sense.”
See the fan reaction below.