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Little Big Town Perform “Girl Crush” on ‘The Tonight Show’

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On Tuesday night, Little Big Town brought their controversial new single, “Girl Crush” to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Check out their performance and then see why people are needlessly causing drama over “Girl Crush here.

Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” Isn’t About Lesbians… Duh

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Apparently country radio stations are being forced to pull Little Big Town‘s latest single “Girl Crush” from the airwaves due to a rush of angry listeners misinterpreting the song as gay propaganda. Um…cool your jets all you closed-minded folks who are rushing to the wrong conclusion…(but even if it were about a girl digging on another girl, change the station, don’t go all nuts clogging up the station lines.) According to The Washington Post, the groups latest single has been a top seller on iTunes but is having trouble breaking the top 30 because people can’t seem to get passed certain lyrics and actually hear the song and what it’s actually saying.

The song is actually a jealous ex-girlfriend’s unique perspective…wishing she were the new girlfriend…wishing she could be with her old flame vicariously through the new girlfriend…Wondering what it is about this new woman that makes her better…

‘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.’

The thing is…if you read the lyrics above… it’s obvious that the woman is singing about wishing she could be this woman just so she could have her man back. If anything, people should be irritated that a woman can get this worked up over a man…not concentrating on the creative use of words to paint a picture.

“It’s a genius lyric, such a beautifully written song about jealousy,” says Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild said in an interview with The Washington Post. “It was like, ‘Why would we not cut this?’”

Though label executives had some reservations about releasing it as a single, “They all agreed it was a moment on the record that everybody needed to hear,” Fairchild said. “Sure, there was a little bit of dialogue about the title and ‘Would people listen to the lyrics?’ But it didn’t stop us.”

What’s even more shocking is that country radio and the angry moms who call the stations saying they don’t want their kids hearing a song about what they think is about girls loving girls have no problem with songs portraying women as eye candy or a piece of meat used for sexual gratification of men. Apparently it’s okay for your daughters to be hood ornaments for pick-up trucks and not find another woman attractive.

“That’s just shocking to me, the close-mindedness of that, when that’s just not what the song was about,” Fairchild said, “But what if it were? It’s just a greater issue of listening to a song for what it is.”

“It’s about a girl saying, you know, ‘Why do you love her and not me?’”

So, I challenge all of you country fans who are willing to actually hear the message the song is ACTUALLY saying to put on your big girl panties and call your radio stations and request Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush”… because this is just silly. This song is a million times better than the cut-off jean wearin’, dixie cup drinkin, truck bed dancin’ in the moonlight crap that’s getting all the air play.

Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker & MORE added to iHeartRadio Country Festival

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The full show-stopping lineup for the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival, bringing together Country music’s biggest superstars all on one stage at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on Saturday, May 2nd will feature Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, The Band Perry, iHeartRadio’s On The Verge artist Sam Hunt and Tyler Farr. The live celebration of all things Country will be hosted by iHeartMedia’s nationally-syndicated Country music personality Bobby Bones – with unbelievable collaborations and surprise special guests, bringing the music of the iHeartRadio app to life onstage.

The iHeartRadio Country Festival will video stream live exclusively on Yahoo Live (www.yahoo.com/iheartradio) for fans nationwide and broadcast live on iHeartMedia Country radio stations across the U.S. on Saturday, May 2nd at 7 p.m. CT. The iHeartRadio Country Festival will also be televised as an exclusive nationwide two-hour broadcast special on NBC, May 27th from 9-11 p.m. ET/CT.

“Country music has never been bigger in America and we are bringing the marquee names together live on one stage for one night,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia. “It will be a once in a lifetime event for fans that night in Austin, as well as millions nationally on-air, online on Yahoo and on NBC.”

iHeartMedia will launch a six weeklong nationwide promotion, beginning Monday, March 30th, giving thousands of Country music fans nationwide the opportunity to win a trip to Austin, Texas for a one-of-a-kind experience at the iHeartRadio Country Festival. The promotion will run across more than 120 iHeartMedia Country radio stations as well as on iHeartRadio, the company’s all-in-one digital streaming platform.

“Country is one of the most vibrant and exciting genres in music today,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms, iHeartMedia. “I love that our iHeartRadio Country Festival gives us a opportunity to showcase such an amazing lineup of incredible artists and music not only live in Austin, but across the country on our stations, Yahoo and NBC.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m. ET. For more information visit iHeartRadio.com/countryfestival.

The Band Perry to Appear at the ACM Lifting Lives Benefit Gala

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ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that reigning ACM Vocal Group of the Year winners and current nominee The Band Perry will be taking part in the ACM Lifting Lives “One Night, Two Cities, All Music” Gala presented by Mattress Firm on Friday, April 17th at the Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX and Fort Worth Zoo in Fort Worth, TX. The Band Perry with special surprise guests will make an appearance at the gala’s two locations for an extraordinary moment that cannot be missed!

Also announced, Emmy® Award-winning television personality, Montel Williams, will co-host the Dallas gala. He joins previously announced hosts country music luminaries Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, who will alternate between both locations throughout the evening to entertain attendees in Dallas and Fort Worth. Emmy-award winning journalist and co-host of Entertainment Tonight, Nancy O’Dell, will co-host the Fort Worth gala.

Previously announced performers include headliner Lady Antebellum and Hunter Hayes at the Omni Dallas Hotel, and headliner Keith Urban and Little Big Town at Fort Worth Zoo. The inaugural gala will kick off with a cocktail reception, followed by a dinner, live auction and a stellar line-up of performances by country music’s most celebrated artists.

Proceeds from the gala will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music, and Garth Brooks’ charity, Teammates for Kids – specifically the Child Life Zones in Children’s Health of Dallas and Cook Children’s of Fort Worth.

Tickets for the ACM Lifting Lives “One Night, Two Cities, All Music” Gala are available NOW at ticketing.acmcountry.com. For more information on the gala, including ticket inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, please contact ACM Lifting Lives at gala@acmcountry.com. The “One Night, Two Cities, All Music” gala presented by Mattress Firm is produced by ACM Lifting Lives and Encore Live (www.EncoreLive.com), an event production company based in Fort Worth, Texas.

The “One Night, Two Cities, All Music” gala is among the highly-anticipated events held during the ACM Awards week culminating with the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The ceremony, co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, will broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19th at 8:00 PM live ET/8:00 PM on CBS.

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