Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Sugarland front woman Jennifer Nettles made headlines Wednesday by wearing a white pantsuit with a pink cape emblazoned with a bold message at the Country Music Association Awards gala in Nashville.
One side of the frock bore the words: "Play our [explicit] records. Please & thank you."
The other side depicted a hand-drawn woman's face and said, "Equal Play."
People.com said the garment was designed by Christian Siriano and featured art by Alice Mizrachi.
The theme of this year's CMA Awards ceremony is female empowerment.
About a dozen female artists -- including Nettles -- joined them on stage to open the show and sing a medley of country hits.