The talented foursome of country group Little Big Town recently headed to New York to perform their latest single on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

But it was the controversy occurring 884 miles away that seemed to get all of the attention.

Because as the four performed their latest genius single “Girl Crush” in the Big Apple, folks in Nashville were up in arms over an article in The Washington Post, claiming that the song is being dropped from radio stations left and right due to “furious phone calls and e-mails accusing ‘Girl Crush’ of ‘promoting the gay agenda’ and threats to boycott the stations.”

The song tells the story of a woman envious of the other woman in her man’s life through some of the most brilliant word play ever in a country song. Yet, with snippets of lyrics such as “I want to taste her lips” and “I want her magic touch,” nervous station managers and fast-reacting listeners have begun a revolt against the song, pointing to its apparent lesbian undertones.

Granted, the song pushes the traditional country boundaries, but that’s what makes it so darn good. What do you think Rare Country fans? We would love to hear from you on this.

Tricia Despres is the contributing editor for Rare Country, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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