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Entertainment Jennifer Nettles Claps Back at Male-Dominated Country Radio with Statement Outfit at 2019 CMAs

15:08  14 november  2019
15:08  14 november  2019 Source:   people.com

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The look Jennifer Nettles chose to wear for the 2019 CMAs was more than just a fashion statement — it was a political statement as well. The back of the cape was printed with a drawing of a woman’s face affixed with the female gender symbol, and the words “equal play,” while the statement “Play our

Jennifer Nettles is making a statement on female equality in the music industry at the 2019 CMA Awards! The back of her suit jacket features the words "Equal Play" and the back of the dramatic train reveals "When I heard that the CMAs were going to be celebrating women this year, I thought

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The look Jennifer Nettles chose to wear for the 2019 CMAs was more than just a fashion statement — it was a political statement as well.

The Sugarland frontwoman, 45, took the red carpet at ABC’s 53rd annual CMA Awards wearing an outfit that was part pantsuit, part gown, featuring a long, pink cape attached to the bodice of the suit jacket.

Jennifer Nettles posing for the camera © John Shearer/WireImage The back of the cape was printed with a drawing of a woman’s face affixed with the female gender symbol, and the words “equal play,” while the statement “Play our f*@#!g records please & thank you” is scrawled on the inside, visible only when Nettles lifts up the fabric.

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That's what I noticed too when I tuned to the country radio in Ocala. I'm thinking, "Don't they have country songs that are sung by females?" And I'm not even into the country genre.

Country singer Jennifer Nettles is taking aim at the country music radio heads who have notoriously ignored the women in the genre for years. See Pics. November 13, 2019 6:48PM EST. Jennifer Nettles Calls On Industry To Play Women’s ‘F-ing’ Records With Statement Outfit At CMA Awards.

The singer chose the dress — which was designed in collaboration with Christian Siriano, with art by Alice Mizrachi — to fit the theme of this year’s awards: a celebration of country music’s legendary women.

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“When I found out that the CMAs were going to be celebrating women this year, I thought, ‘What a fantastic opportunity to take the conversation beyond the applause tonight,’ Nettles told USA Today of her outfit selection. “I wanted to send a message: Play our records.”

She also joked to ET that the words “please” and “thank you” were added to the statement “because I’m mannerly.”

Nettles says that she hopes the dress will act as both a celebration of women and as a way to send a message to country radio — an industry that is largely male-dominated. She argues that female artists deserve more radio time, and that not playing their songs only continues to oppress them further as artists.

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Without ever saying a word, Jennifer Nettles made quite a statement on the red carpet for the Country Music Association Awards 2019 . 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

A 2019 study from Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative reported that only 16 percent of the top 500 country songs from 2014 to 2018 were sung by women. Another recent study found that, between 2000 to 2018, women got increasingly less airtime than men on country radio. To put it in numbers, in 2000, women held 33.3 percent of the top 150 songs of the year, but by 2018, they held only 11.3 percent — a shocking decline of 66 percent.

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“There’s something called the bias of familiarity. If you play it enough times, people will like it,” she recently told Country Living. “No one cares if it’s really good… the truth is if you play something over and over again people have a bias toward it just because they’ve heard it numerous times. So just hit the button.”

The mother of one has also said that becoming a mom has made her an even stronger activist for causes she believes in, including closing this gender gap.

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Jennifer Nettles is making a statement on female equality in the music industry at the 2019 CMA Awards! The back of her suit jacket features the words "Equal Play" and the back of the dramatic train For the first time in history, women are nominated in every category for the event except Male

“I’ve brought another human being into this world, I’ll try anything,” she told Country Living. “Nothing can be harder than this. Or scarier than this.”

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In March, the Grammy-winner shared the visuals for her song “I Can Do Hard Things” with PEOPLE, a music video which focused on celebrating female empowerment.

The music video — which featured several women discussing their personal stories over Nettles’ soaring vocals — was meant to serve as an “inspiration and call to action,” Nettles explained to PEOPLE.

In addition to the powerful words shared by the singer and other women in the video, the song itself features a passage that touches on the lessons she’s learned about motherhood.

“In the second verse, I talk about becoming a mother and what a major learning curve that was,” Nettles, who is mom to 6-year-old son Magnus, told PEOPLE. “I say in that verse, ‘I’ve gained joy that I’ve never learned but lost the lightness of when I was a girl,’ and that is because you have two hearts. You’re heavier when you are carrying around an extra heart that you are responsible for.”

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Jennifer Nettles is definitely making a statement ! Jennifer wore a dress on the red carpet that read: “Play our f–kin records, please and thank you,” on the front, and on the back , the dress displayed an For the first time in the history of the CMAs , women are nominated in every category, except Male

Jennifer Nettles hit the red carpet at the 2019 CMA Awards with a fierce message for country radio : Play songs by women, thank you very much. One half of the country duo Sugarland, Nettles donned a white pantsuit adorned with the Venus gender symbol in black writing

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