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