Carrie Underwood Fans Get Fired up after Garth Brooks Wins CMA Entertainer of the Year
Fans of Carrie Underwood spoke up for her after Garth Brooks got awarded the Entertainer of the Year at the just concluded Country Music Awards. They had a lot to say.
Defenders of the oppressed! Carrie Underwood might have had a successful 2019, but it was not enough to earn her the Entertainer of the Year Award at the just concluded CMA.
The award went to Garth Brooks, whom the singer's fans believe is less-deserving, and they didn't waste time addressing it. Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote alongside the screenshot of headlines from several news outlets,
"The CMA's could have been so special. However, it will forever be remembered [for] Carrie Underwood losing to Garth Brooks for Entertainer of the Year. Every headline about last night has the same theme: anger and disappointment for Carrie, and rightfully so. Such a shame."
Another taking a sexism angle tweeted,
"@CarrieUnderwood got robbed of the Entertainer of the Year. This award is beyond sexist for some insane reason…"
@carrieunderwood got robbed of Entertainer of the Year. This award is beyond sexist for some insane reason. No reasonable person would believe she didn’t deserve it. #CMAawards #ilovegarthbutcomeon #womenincountry #carriegotrobbed— Nichole Pritchard (@coley0921) November 14, 2019
A third saw it as a slap in the face, tweeting,
"This is such a slap in the face. Not only to Carrie but to the women of country music in general…"
This is such a slap in the face. Not only to Carrie, but to the women of country music in general. So much for celebrating women tonight, but you’re going to continue giving these awards to mediocre men. @CountryMusic congrats on getting it wrong yet again. #CMAawards— 𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐬 🥀 (@alexiscmalday27) November 14, 2019
One fan listed all of Underwood's achievements from her "Cry Pretty" album, to the tour, while another tweeted that although the others in the category were great, they didn't achieve as much as the singer.
Underwood's nomination is the first time a woman is getting nominated for Entertainer of the Year in three years, and while she didn't win, she won the night for her fashion choices.
On the red carpet, the mom-of-two stunned in a floor-length Elie Madi dress with sheer paneling, gold embellishments, and a tulle train.
For her first appearance for her hosting duties, the singer stunned in a mini sequined orange dress that showed off her toned legs.
Underwood is fresh from her "Cry Pretty 360" tour, and during one of her last performances, she got her mom, Carole, onstage for a duet of "The Champion," and they killed it.
The country superstar might have gone home without an award, but she's a champion through and through, and she knows it.