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image from www.billboard.comThe chairman of the Music Biz Association has abruptly resigned after joking on stage about women artists who performed at the trade group's annual Music Biz conference  held in Nashville May 5-8.

Following a Country Music Association presentation at the conference showcasing three female artists - Kassi Ashton, Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery - Music Biz chairman Steve Harkins of Ingram Entertainment began a presentation acknowledging their talent and suggesting a desire to “smell their hair,” a reference to former VP Joe Biden's now infamous habit.

Many in the crowd found the failed joke offensive and Harkins resigned as Chairmen on May 8, according to Billboard

 

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