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'Girl Crush': Little Big Town Performs Controversial Song to Cheering ACM Awards Audience

by Jackie Willis 3:21 AM PDT, April 20, 2015
Playing 'Girl Crush': Little Big Town Performs Controversial Song to Cheering ACM Awards Audience

Little Big Town's "Girl Crush" song wasn't well received in Boise, Idaho, but it was sure loved in Arlington, Texas at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards.

This past month, Idaho radio station 104.3 boycotted the song after some felt the lyrics were, as the Washington Post put it, "promoting the gay agenda."

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But all this ruckus didn't stop band member Karen Fairchild from singing at Sunday's awards show, "I got a girl crush. I want to taste her lips."

As the song continues, it's revealed that it's less about a girl crush and more about a jealous woman. "I want to taste her lips, yeah 'cause they taste like you," the lyrics read. "I want her magic touch, yeah 'cause maybe then you'd want me just as much."

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Fairchild, along with band members Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet, hit the ACM Awards stage to perfectly perform the controversial song to a cheering audience.


In addition to standing up for their song, Little Big Town also won on Sunday night. The foursome took home the award for Vocal Group of the Year.


What did you think of their performance?
Check it out along with five other memorable moments from the ACM Awards, below.

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