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

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

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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