Been there, done that, got the t-shirt!
After a week of heated conversation about tomatoes, salad, and the importance of women in radio, someone finally found a way to make money off the debate.
Luckily, the money from sales of the t-shirts above is going to charity.
Martina McBride has recently spoken out in support of women being played on Country radio and wants to give you a chance to show your support as well. The “tomato” on this shirt is a reference to an analogy made recently by a radio executive about male country artists being referred to as the more important “lettuce” in a salad and females the “tomatoes”. His point being: “if you want to make ratings in Country radio, take females out.” Help Martina support the “tomatoes” of Country Music by wearing either of these shirts, conceptualized by Martina, while they’re available! Any and all proceeds will benefit Martina’s charity, Team Martina.
PS: If you feel strongly about hearing more women on your Country radio station, give them a call and let them know!
Update: I originally listed the man with Martina above as Keith Hill. I was wrong, it’s actually her husband. Not sure what I was thinking.