USA: Country stations ban song for promoting gay agenda
The country song ‘Girl Crush’ by Little Big Town has been banned by some American country stations after listeners complained it ‘promotes the gay agenda’. This despite the fact that the song is about wanting back an ex, and just includes lyrics detailing the attractiveness of his new girlfriend.
The group has now filmed a spot explaining the video in hopes of clarifying that it is not a song about homosexuality.
Daily Mail reported that newcomer Kacey Musgraves dealt with the same problem from country radio when her song Follow Your Arrow, listed by some in the industry as one of the best songs of 2013, was shunned as it included the lyrics: ‘Kiss lots of boys / Or kiss lots of girls / If that’s something you’re into’. Despite selling over 500,000 copies, the song never charted higher than 43 of the Billboard chart for country music radio airplay.
The music video by Little Big Town performing ‘Girl Crush’ was viewed close to three million times in the first three months after the music video was published on youtube.com on 16 December 2014.
» Daily Mail – 27 March 2015:
‘I want to taste her lips, cause they taste like you’: Country stations ban song Girl Crush claiming lyrics ‘promote the gay agenda’ (even though it’s about wanting back a man)
» The Washington Post – 25 March 2015:
Why stations are pulling Little Big Town’s ‘Girl Crush’ — and what that says about country radio