Country star Martina McBride slammed music sharing site Spotify on Monday via her Instagram as she spoke about possible gender discrimination.
On Monday, Martina McBride’s Instagram page was on fire as the country star started a rant on Spotify. She was asking some aggressive questions as she addressed the ratio of male and female performers. She even used other social media sites to reach out to her other followers saying on her Twitter:
“Check out my Insta story if you haven’t already. I’m fired up this morning!”
Martina McBride Noticed The Lack Of Women Artists In Her Recommendations
The issue began when the country star decided to create a playlist called “country music.” She decided to do this after praising the title track in Sara Evan’s album “Three Chords and the Truth.”
While trying to make the playlist, McBride noticed that every entry in her recommendations list only consisted of male artists such as Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, and Erich Church among others.
Martina McBride refreshed the recommendations over and over again and, accordingly, on her 14th try a woman artist finally appeared – Carrie Underwood.
The country star was frustrated about this and wrote on her Instagram:
“And this on a week when we had four stellar releases by women,”
Which was referring to the latest releases of singles and new albums by fellow country stars Trisha Yearwood, Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, Kelsea Ballerini, and the Highwomen.
She goes on to compare Spotify to Apple Music’s A-List Country Playlist stating that there were 13 out of 65 total in that playlist. However, to be fair it should also be noted that Spotify’s Hot Country Playlist showcases 13 songs from women artists out of the 61 total.
McBride, however, seems angrier over the fact that there were no women artists being shown on her recommendations and the lack of explanation for it, she writes on her Instagram stories:
“Is it lazy? Is it discriminatory? I’m not doing this for me obviously. I’m sure I won’t show up on any recommendations anytime soon after today. I’m frustrated for my sisters. . .”