Jennifer Nettles wears a strongly worded message to the CMA Awards

The stunning look turned a lot of heads on the red carpet, but Nettles said it was for a good cause.
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Jennifer Nettles wears a strongly worded message to the the 53rd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee.John Shearer / WireImage,

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By Alexander Kacala

Country star Jennifer Nettles showed up to the 2019 CMA Awards on Wednesday night with a strongly worded message for the industry.

The Sugarland singer looked stunning in a Christian Siriano-designed white pantsuit paired with a long hot pink train. On the back of a train was a hand-painted portrait of a woman with the Venus symbol. The painting was painted by artist Alice Mizrachi.

The Sugarland singer looked stunning in a Christian Siriano-designed white pantsuit paired with a long hot pink train. John Shearer / WireImage,

However, the message that was graffitied onto the look is what really had people talking.

“Play our f--- records” one side of the train said, while the other side read, “Please and thank you.” The back of the jacket also called for “Equal Play."

“Play our f*cking records” one side of the train said, while the other side added, “Please and thank you.” The back of the jacket also called for “Equal Play."John Shearer / WireImage,

With her message, Nettles joins those protesting a lack of songs by female artists played on country radio stations.

Last year, the percentage of purely female country songs charted by Country Aircheck dropped to 10.4%. That number was even less than 13% that was recorded back in 2016.

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Many fans took to social media to praise the 45-year-old musician for taking to the red carpet with such an important message: