In an interview with Pod Save America co-host Tommy Vietor, Jason Isbell spoke candidly about why the Dixie Chicks were blacklisted in the country music industry after criticizing President George W. Bush.
"It's because they were women," he offered. "If Tim McGraw had done it, nobody would have cared. It's because they were women; they were talking out of turn."
Referencing Eric Church's recent Rolling Stone cover story interview, in which Church criticized the NRA, Isbell said "Watch Eric Church's record sales. They're not going to drop... Nothing is going to happen to Eric Church. Guys like me can say whatever we want to say. But that thing happened because Natalie [Maines] was a woman...It gave them the opportunity to push another woman out of the entertainment business."