Music singer, Reba McEntire congratulated Carrie Underwood for winning Entertainer of the Year at the "Academy of Country Music Awards" hosted in Nashville.
She posted her kind words on her Instagram page, echoing the same sentiments that Warner Music Senior Vice President Shane Tarleton spoke. McEntire was also nominated in the same category.
The Awards show was hosted from three Nashville locations on September 16. It was postponed earlier this year because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Reba McEntire at the 2019 CMA Awards hosted in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo: Getty Images
BEAMING IN PRIDE
Posted hours after the show, the American singer shared how proud and deserving Underwood is. In the post, she said:
"Congrats Carrie Underwood, you earned and deserved that award last night. Congrats to your entire team who have worked so hard. You represent our community brilliantly."
Her post received mixed reactions from her followers. Some commended McEntire for celebrating a fellow singer. While others questioned her win, sharing their favorites that they feel were more deserving.
SETTING THE STAGE ON FIRE
Great performances were seen throughout the event. Country music stars like, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, and Thomas Rhett were some of the performers.
Lambert set a track record of winning the most ACM Awards.
Carrie Underwood performed a medley of songs by legends Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. She called them her heroes and was honored to pay tribute to them.
A SHOW FULL OF SURPRISES
The Awards celebrating work done by country singers over the years took place from three venues in Nashville, the Ryman Auditorium, the Bluebird Cafe and the Grand Ole Opry House.
The performance of her 90's song, "Fancy", with Dolly Parton and Underwood received a standing ovation from the audience.
Lambert set a track record of winning the most ACM Awards. She walked away with the Vocal Event of the Year for "Fooled Around and Fell in Love". This became her 35th award from the music event.
NEVER TOO OLD TO DAZZLE
McEntire hosted last year's awards, delivering impressive performances and beautiful gowns. Her different outfit changes were loved by viewers and celebrities like Hoda Kotb.
The performance of her 90's song, "Fancy", with Dolly Parton and Underwood received a standing ovation from the audience. Keith Urban, Maren Morris and Billy Ray Cyrus were part of the crowd.
Hosted yearly, the event continues to bring together artists that are performing well. The Entertainer of the Year award was won by both Underwood and Thomas Rhett. Something that has never happened before.
Other winners of the evening included Luke Combs, winning Male Vocalist and Album of the Year. Dominion received Duo of the Year and Song of the Year, while Single of the Year went to Blake Shelton.