Radio DJ Responds To Sara Evans Tweet About Women in Radio; Country Music Fans Don’t Like His Answer

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Sara Evans has been vocal about her music not getting played on radio and the lack of women represented in the genre. The “A Little Bit Stronger” singer took to Twitter to share her feelings about the matter and now a radio DJ in Atlanta is answering back.

Sara posted about the change in country music since she hit the top of the charts in 2004 and 2005 with “Suds in the Bucket” and “A Real Fine Place to Start.”

“The obvious and most maddening change to me has been the blatant stonewalling of female artists. One day I’m a country artist with hits on country radio and the next, I can’t even get one spin on ANY of my new music,” she wrote.

After reading her words, Cadillac Jack, Kicks 101.5 morning host in Atlanta, responded via Twitter. “Dear Sara. Did it ever cross your mind that it’s not a gender thing but a “single” thing?, he wrote. “Single” meaning song choice shipped to radio and NOT meaning alone.”

Well, that didn’t sit well with some of Sara’s fans and country music listeners. The replies came in defending Sara, her music and women in country.

“Bless his heart, once again a man telling a female artist their song isn’t good enough. Yet male artists release crap songs everyday & ya play them,” @heathertxkey wrote.

@Jacklynkathleen_ added, “You can’t seriously be saying her single isn’t good enough to be played on radio when the majority of the male music played is absolute garbage. Come on man, try harder.”

“Ok then Miranda shipped TinMan..Song of the Year TinMan…to radio..and it didn’t do well!! What song do you think she should have shipped to radio from the 24 on her album? Which one would you have played!!,” responded @CMangels8001.

And that wasn’t all. @417riseoverrun said, “Maybe there are just too many in the business with a Cadillac Jack mentality.”

You may have just hit the nail on the head.

Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.

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