Miranda Lambert Says Carrie Underwood “Deserves” CMA Entertainer of the Year Award: “I Really Felt Compelled to Say Something”

Miranda Lambert Says Carrie Underwood “Deserves” CMA Entertainer of the Year Award: “I Really Felt Compelled to Say Something”

Last month in a lengthy Instagram post, Miranda Lambert shared her personal thoughts about the five nominees for Entertainer of the Year—Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood—at the upcoming CMA Awards on Nov. 13. While Miranda had positive things to say about each nominee, she stumped for Carrie to be recognized as Entertainer of the Year, saying, in part, “That iconic voice has been classin’ up our stages, charts and televisions for a decade and a half.”

During a sit-down interview with Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, Miranda elaborated on her position that Carrie deserves the coveted award.

“To me, the Entertainer of the Year is who’s represented the genre in every way the best for that year,” says Miranda. “It just was kind of haunting me. I really felt compelled to say something and, you know, watching Carrie host the CMAs pregnant [last year], and also do the Monday Night Football campaign, and also have a brand, and also work with charity, and be a wife, and be a mother and then host [the CMAs this year] with two legendary country artists . . . and go on tour. She tours like a rock star—she does every other day while we’re weekend warriors over here. I just know how much work that is. She works harder than I do, and I work hard [laughing]. I just felt like, as a whole, with her tour and everything she encompasses and what she’s represented for country music, she deserves it. She just does.”

Tune in to the CMA Awards on Nov. 13 to see who takes home the Entertainer of the Year trophy.

photos by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Scotty McCreery is Looking Forward to Getting His Same Truck Tour Going

Scotty McCreery is Looking Forward to Getting His Same Truck Tour Going

What is Scotty McCreery looking forward to the most in 2022?

Touring!

Scotty shares, “Yeah, starting off January 20th in Raleigh, we are starting the Same Truck tour. Excited about that, play the whole album top to bottom, try it out on the fans, see what their thinking. So I’m excited to hit the road and kick of the year in a great way.”

Fans will be looking to hear his number-one song “You Time” and his current single “Damn Strait” on the Same Truck tour.

Photo Credit: Jeff Ray