Jason Aldean Spoke Out on the Lack of Females on Radio…And Probably Shouldn’t Have


You know how the old saying goes: “Some things are better left unsaid.” Well, that couldn’t be truer for Jason Aldean, because it looks like the chart-topping, world-touring artist recently made a few statements that have him riding the night train full speed on to many people’s you-know-what lists.

During an interview with Daily Herald in Chicago, Jason shared his opinion on the gender inequality of country music radio, pointing fingers at his female counterparts, rather than supporting their talents and efforts.

I feel like a lot of times female singers, to me, when they’re singing — and I’ll probably kick myself for saying this — a lot of times, it just seems like I can’t distinguish one from the other sometimes if I just listen to them, you know? A lot of times they just sound really similar to me. And then you have some that come out like a Carrie (Underwood) or Miranda (Lambert) or somebody like that, that really has a different, distinctive sound to their voice, then it’s like, oh, OK, you can tell them apart all of a sudden. They go on to be obviously big stars, but I think it’s because you can distinguish between them.

If Jason ends up not kicking himself for saying that, I’m fairly certain there are plenty of people out there who will offer to line up to do the honors. Oh, and for the record, artists in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones – listen below.

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. steelersfan0404@gmail.com'

    uh oh here comes the butt hurt people of the internet.

  2. boss@fmtc.com'

    After reading what Aldean said about the bevy of female country artists, I’m puzzled by the biased headline to the story. He said what I think, and what I tell my friends. Don’t understand why your first conclusion is that this is a foot-in-mouth comment. I’m not a Jason Alean fan, that being said, I’m not a hater, either, so I’m willing to listen to what he has to say before telling others he’s an idiot for voicing his opinion.

    Back to the subject at hand. Can’t tell you the number of times I’ve played “guess the female country artist” while I’m listening to the radio in the car – probably 70% of the time I guess wrong because that person sounded like the one I named. There are lots of breathy, baby-voiced young singers, plenty of hard-as-rocks and mean as a snake singers, and a precious few of those female singers with an unmistakable tone. Jason called it fair on this non-controversy, and if he catches crap for stating the obvious then blame it on the PC world we now live in.

    1. Jen Swirsky

      Nobody called anybody an idiot, or any name for that matter. 1) He admitted he would likely regret saying it; and 2) peruse the Internet and see the response to this statement – hence the foot-in-mouth comment. The title of the article is not anything about putting a foot in the mouth; that was a social media post.

  3. jodyjdc@aol.com'

    This is all on current country radio and its genre ending tactics. Females feel they have to release happy go lucky b.s. to get played, which can translate to sounding alike. Once they’re over 30, they are discarded to make way for more. You have to be exposed to true country music to assure its value. Artists don’t need country radio;radio needs them. Once the artists and writers take control, and advertisers realize who truly has control, you’ll see the change all of us want; true fan voted radio. All fans are getting sick of country radio with its boring, artist repetitive, and selective playlists. Sirius The Highway is the only station supporting true fan voted country, since all new and established artists, including all females are played. Many of the artists played have true country songs, never allowed on current country radio.

  4. janetnave@gmail.com'
    janet nave

    Aldean is a no talent idiot to say something so stupid. Only arrogance leads to that. He sounds the same as the rest of the guys. Maybe not randy houser. He is damn lucky to have “fame” with his persona. And blond bimbo wife does not help. How long will that last. Guess long enough for hefty settlement.

  5. niezgoda@chartermi.net'
    Dave Niez

    Well, Aldean IS talented, and may not be an idiot, but, this is proof the Bro country king has all the money he needs. He can say anything and do anything he wants. Hopefully, he doesn’t teach this to his kids or better yet… maybe… don’t have any. Bro king knows that you can offend a thousand women but there will be two thousand guys, with the same maturity level as Aldean, who will agree with his ridiculous observation. Just because you can craft a good song, it doesn’t mean you are wise or mature. He may try to “explain” or apologize but with his ego and money, I wouldn’t count on it…

    1. Onlyundermined@gmail.com'

      Really again ??. Shut the fuck up.

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