Jennifer Nettles calls for ‘equal play’ for women in country music with CMAs red carpet look

Jennifer Nettles calls for ‘equal play’ for women in country music with CMAs red carpet look

Jennifer Nettles makes a statement on the red carpet before the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Music City Center on Nov. 13 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo: John Shearer/WireImage,)

confirmed the gender bias on the airwaves and whipped up media attention. An academic analysis, “Gender Representation on Country Format Radio: A Study of Published Reports from 2000-2018,” conducted by Dr. Jada Watson, of the University of Ottawa, and the Women of Music Action Network, found that, between 2002 and 2018, women were played significantly less than men. In 2018, for instance, females were behind just 11.3 percent of the year’s most played songs, according to the report. Furthermore, Watson found that the ratio of men to women on the radio last year was 9.7 to 1.’ data-reactid=”53″>Two reports released earlier this year confirmed the gender bias on the airwaves and whipped up media attention. An academic analysis, “Gender Representation on Country Format Radio: A Study of Published Reports from 2000-2018,” conducted by Dr. Jada Watson, of the University of Ottawa, and the Women of Music Action Network, found that, between 2002 and 2018, women were played significantly less than men. In 2018, for instance, females were behind just 11.3 percent of the year’s most played songs, according to the report. Furthermore, Watson found that the ratio of men to women on the radio last year was 9.7 to 1.

Jennifer Nettles’s jacket reads, “Equal Play,” at the CMA Awards 2019. (Photo: John Shearer/WireImage)

In February, Reba McEntire commented on the issue when only males were nominated for the top award at the Academy of Country Music Awards she was scheduled to host. Even Kacey Musgraves, who took home the Album of the Year award at the multi-genre Grammys, didn’t get a nod.

Tennessean. “It’s a fallacy to say that they’re going to turn the channel.”’ data-reactid=”81″>“People do want to hear women’s stories,” she told the Tennessean. “It’s a fallacy to say that they’re going to turn the channel.”

The singer received mostly rave reviews on social media.

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