Avenger of the Week | Martina McBride

photo credit: Bruce Comer Jr [ CC BY-SA 4.0 ],  via Wikimedia Commons

photo credit: Bruce Comer Jr [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Country music superstar Martina McBride wanted to make a country music playlist on the streaming service Spotify, but what she didn’t bargain for was an all-male list of artists, which is exactly what Spotify suggested to her. Thinking it was a fluke, McBride refreshed the list, and it happened 13 more times! Furious, she took to social media and told Spotify they needed to do better, and we applaud her stance. As a musician whose work appears on Spotify and who stands to suffer backlash from the service, she took a big risk to stand “for every little girl out there who doesn’t hear this music and doesn’t know that she can grow up and do it.”

Brava, Martina!

Brava to ‪@GenderAvenger #AvengerOfTheWeek and ‬country music superstar @martinamcbride for risking backlash to ‪“fight for every little girl”‬ on @Spotify, calling them out for the significant gender imbalance of their playlist suggestions. #GenderAvenger https://www.genderavenger.com/blog/avenger-of-the-week-martina-mcbride