'Fox & Friends' host Ainsley Earhardt calls out 'vulgar' Kacey Musgraves: 'What is happening to country music?'

"Fox & Friends" co-host Ainsley Earhardt has taken issue with country singer Kacey Musgraves speaking out in support of gun control while using "vulgar language."

During a segment that aired on Wednesday's episode of the Fox News program, Earhardt welcomed "Culture Jihad" author Todd Starnes on to discuss Musgraves' latest viral moment, which occurred during her set at Lollapalooza over the weekend following a pair of mass shootings in the United States.

The pair sat down to condemn the liberalization of country music by way of criticizing Musgraves for encouraging her audience to chant "somebody f--king do something" in unison at her show.

"What is happening to country music? She's up there preaching about gun control, but what about her language?" Earhardt asked.  "What happened to, like, wholesome country singers?"

"I suspect that she was put on a good many church prayer lists after that diatribe at Lollapalooza. I'm not really surprised by this. I actually have in my book an entire chapter on how country music is actually going liberal," Starnes started. "Back in 2018, Billboard Magazine wrote a story about this and actually praised the way that Nashville was moving to the left and was becoming more progressive on issues."

The "Fox & Friends" guest went on to compare the rise of liberal country stars to an invasive plant, claiming that he "base" of country music fans doesn't want to hear musicians talk about politics or gun control.

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"We have a lot of music executives that are driving this change. Ainsley, you and I are from the South, so we know a lot about kudzu and liberalism is a lot like kudzu: Once that starts to grow on something, can't get rid of it and it kills everything it touches," he explained. "That's the concern here, because when you look at the base of country music, whether it be in the South or even here in the Northeast, where there's a massive country music fanbase, these are people who believe in things like God and country and family and patriotism. And when they see people like Kacey Musgraves up there saying, 'Well, shame on the president! We gotta get the guns! We gotta get the guns!' that doesn't play well with the base."

The duo then discussed Musgraves' follow-up tweet following her viral performance in which she clarified her stances on guns.

"Let me be clear - I’m from Texas. I grew up around hunting and guns. There’s a time and place for that and even self protection in ways..but this is different," she tweeted. "The system is majorly flawed and NOBODY NEEDS ANYTHING REMOTELY AUTOMATIC. PERIOD. They’re mass killing machines."

Starnes called Musgraves "Dixie Chick-ified," calling back to the country group being essentially exiled from the industry back in 2002 after lead singer Natalie Maines said she was "ashamed" that then-president George W. Bush was from Texas.

"That's all well and good everyone has an opinion," Starnes responded. "Some country fans are saying, 'Just don't talk politics. Sing. That's what we paid good money to hear you do.'"

Earhardt seemed to be most offended by the Grammy winner's expletive-laced words, explaining that she was concerned that Musgraves had asked young people to curse along with her.

"What about the kids?" she asked as she explained that she has purchased two of Musgraves' songs. "Now I'm going to look differently at her, because she's chanting that vulgar language."

The conversation finished by Earhardt's guest suggesting that Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton and Trisha Yearwood should stage an intervention for Kacey Musgraves.

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 04: Kacey Musgraves performs at the Lollapalooza Music Festival at Grant Park on August 04, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Brasted/FilmMagic)
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ROCKEFELLER PLAZA, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2019/07/19: Singer Kasey Musgraves performs on NBC TODAY SHOW at Rockefeller Plaza. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JULY 06: Kacey Musgraves discusses her new exhibit: "Kacey Musgraves: All Of The Colors" at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on July 06, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)
MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE - JUNE 15: Kacey Musgraves performs during the 2019 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 15, 2019 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE - JUNE 15: Kacey Musgraves performs on Which Stage during the 2019 Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival on June 15, 2019 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival )
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kacey Musgraves attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Country singer Kacey Musgraves meets her Spotify Premium fans at London's historic Spencer House on March 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images for Spotify)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0821 -- Pictured: Singer Kacey Musgraves performs 'Space Cowboy' on February 26, 2018 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Kacey Musgraves attends the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Musician Kacey Musgraves attends Sir Lucian Grainge�s 2018 Artist Showcase presented by Citi with support from Remy Martin on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Universal Music Group)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Musician Kacey Musgraves attends Sir Lucian Grainge�s 2018 Artist Showcase presented by Citi with support from Remy Martin on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Universal Music Group)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0741 -- Pictured: Musical Guest Kacey Musgraves performs 'Drinkin' Problem/Merry Go Round/Don't Bring Me Down' on September 20, 2017 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 22: Peggy Lynn, Brandy Clark, Kacey Musgraves, Patsy Lynn Russell, and Margo Price attend the new exhibition Loretta Lynn: Blue Kentucky Girl at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 22, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum)
AUSTIN, TX - JULY 04: Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves performs onstage during the 44th Annual Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic at Austin360 Amphitheater on July 4, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Recording artist Kacey Musgraves attends the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/ACMA2017/Getty Images for ACM)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0582 -- Pictured: Musical guest Kacey Musgraves performs on December 01, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Musician Kacey Musgraves visits at SiriusXM Studio on November 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 16: Kacey Musgraves perform songs from her Christmas album 'A Very Kacey Christmas' At The SiriusXM Studios In Nashville; Performance To Air On The Highway Channel on November 16, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 08: Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves performs on stage during the CMA 2016 Country Christmas on November 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: (L-R) Kacey Musgraves, Reba McEntire, Jennifer Nettles, Karen Fairchild, and Carrie Underwood perform onstage during the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves attends the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
THE 50th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS - The 50th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, broadcasts live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, November 2 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images) KACEY MUSGRAVES
AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 02: Singer Kacey Musgraves performs during the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on October 2, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 02: Recording artist Kacey Musgraves is seen in the Samsung Creator's Hub during day 3 at Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 at Zilker Park on October 2, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Kerver/Getty Images for Samsung)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Singer Kacey Musgraves attends All For The Hall Los Angeles A benefit concert presented by The Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum at The Novo by Microsoft on September 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)
FRANKLIN, TN - SEPTEMBER 25: Kacey Musgraves performs on September 25, 2016 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 17: Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves performs during 2016 Windy City LakeShake Country Music Festival - Day 1 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on June 17, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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