The trouble started when radio consultant Keith Hill, who bills himself as "the world's leading authority on music scheduling," told an industry publication that to succeed, country music stations need to play fewer female artists.
"My stations win by taking females out," Hill told Country Aircheck Weekly. "Sometimes that's enough to go from the #3 station to the #1 station in a market."
"They're just not the lettuce in our salad. The lettuce is Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and artists like that. The tomatoes of our salad are the females."
Oh, it gets better: He said if you want someone to blame, look at yourselves, ladies.
"In a deep irony, it's the demand of female listeners who aren't thinking about it; they're just responding to that flow of song after song, and if that mix has more females in it, they turn off quicker," Hill said.
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