Radio stations pull Little Big Town song for 'pushing gay agenda'

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Radio Stations Pull Little Big Town Song For 'Pushing Gay Agenda'

Radio stations across the US are refusing to play the new power ballad by country music group Little Big Town because they say it's "pushing a gay agenda". The latest from the country crooners is called 'Girl Crush'. It's an emotional song about one woman's jealousy over her ex's new girlfriend. C'mon, we've all been there.

Radio host Alana Lynn at WOW 104.3, Boise Idaho's country music station, put the song into rotation recently. Instead of being met with the anticipated flood of requests for the new tune, she was vilified by furious parents upset over the lyrics. The Washington Post says Lynn received emails and phone calls from listeners threatening to boycott the station.

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Radio stations pull Little Big Town song for 'pushing gay agenda'
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 13: (L-R) Musicians Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town perform onstage during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 13, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 13: (L-R) Musicians Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform onstage during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 13, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: (L-R) Recording artists Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, Faith Hill and Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MAY 02: (L-R) Recording artists Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town pose backstage during the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival at The Frank Erwin Center on May 2, 2015 in Austin, Texas. The 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival will be televised as an exclusive nationwide two-hour broadcast special on NBC, May 27 from 9-11 p.m. ET. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 19: (L-R) Recording artists Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet of music group Little Big Town attend the 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 07: Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform during the CMA 2014 Country Christmas on November 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 31: Members of the band Little Big Town (L- R) Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet perform at halftime of the Capital One Orange Bowl between Mississippi State and Georgia Tech at Sun Life Stadium on December 31, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town accept the award for Vocal Group of the Year during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town attend the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 07: Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform at the 2014 CMA Festival on June 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: (L-R) Philip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town attend the 2014 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 03: Little Big Town perform onstage at the 2014 CMT Music Awards Rehearsals Day 2 at Bridgestone Arena on June 3, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: (L-R) Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook of music group Little Big Town arrive at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: (L-R) Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town pose with their awards at the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
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A music director for a Texas radio station posted a blog about the song anonymously on The Country Record and says his station was met with similar outrage from listeners and the music director says the outrage is unfounded.

"I can understand the conservative viewpoint. I can understand the feeling of 'Oh no they didn't!!' for the first couple lines of the song," he says. "What I don't understand is not listening to the whole song and making a valid argument for your disapproval. I also don't understand taking the time to call a radio station to complain, listening to my response, and still refusing to believe the song is not a 'lesbian' song. This basic formula is how we communicate in America."

Country music stations are repeat offenders when it comes to boycotting songs because they are pushing what some consider the "gay agenda." In 2013, Kacey Musgraves released 'Follow Your Arrow' and Billboard interviewed several program directors who all said it was just too racy to play on their stations. 'Follow Your Arrow' is, in fact, about same sex love -- and it also advocates the use of marijuana.

Here are the lyrics in question:

"I want to taste her lips, yeah cause they taste like you

I want to drown myself in a bottle of her perfume

I want her long blond hair, I want her magic touch

Yeah cause maybe then, you'd want me just as much

I got a girl crush."

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