Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride Slam Sexist Country Music Radio Station Executive

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Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride are just two women in country music both astonished and offended by a remark made by a country music radio station executive this past week.

Keith Hill oversees 300 country music radio stations. He pretty much said during a recent interview for Country Aircheck that country radio needed to "take females out" in order to boost their station's ratings.

"Trust me, I play great female records and we've got some right now; they're just not the lettuce in our salad," Hill added. "The lettuce is Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and artists like that. The tomatoes of our salad are the females."

A comment like Keith Hill's doesn't take long to spread via social media. Country music fans and artists picked up on it and slammed the exec for his sexist comment and his stupidity.

Miranda Lambert is disgusted.

Martina McBride shares Miranda Lambert's dismay, and posted her thoughts on Facebook.

Wow.....just wow. Just read this from a major country radio publication. How do you feel about this statement? I...

Posted by Martina McBride on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

And to further prove that Keith Hill is completely off his rocker with his most unfortunate comment, Shane McAnally stood up for the ladies of country music, too.

Wouldn't you love to hear what Miranda Lambert's husband--Blake Shelton--has to say about this? He not only supports his wife, but promotes adding women to the country music world. Just look at the young women he has mentored via The Voice--Danielle Bradbury and Cassadee Pope.

In Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride's eyes, it's on. It will be interesting to learn what--if anything--Keith Hill says about women in country music during his next interview.

It seems a few 'tomatoes' have been thrown in his direction--with more likely to come.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.

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