Jennifer Nettles Pens Feature for “Glamour” on Country Radio’s Gender Disparity

Jennifer Nettles Pens Feature for “Glamour” on Country Radio’s Gender Disparity

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

Jennifer Nettles turned a lot of heads when she walked the red carpet at the CMA Awards in November.

The Grammy-winning artist made a fashion statement that endeavored to highlight country radio’s gender disparity by wearing a white Christian Siriano pantsuit with a red cape that was inscribed by artist Alice Mizrachi with the words “Play our f*@#in records please and thank you.”

Jennifer’s ensemble gained a lot of traction on social media and from a number of national media outlets, including USA Today.

On Jan. 9, Jennifer penned an essay for Glamour.com that explains how her red-carpet outfit came together and why #EqualPlay should matter to everyone—not just musicians.

Here’s a brief excerpt from Jennifer’s essay:

“For women in country music, what happens is that even out of that 16% who are being played, the average female is 29 years old. For men, the average mean age in that group is 42. That says a lot about what we value socially—the pressures that are put on women in terms of ageism and beauty. It also tells me that women aren’t offered the same support to be able to continue their careers.”

Read Jennifer’s entire essay here.

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs