You’ll never forget last year’s County Music Awards. A ceremony honoring legendary women. A terrific show.
And it ended with Carrie Underwood giving Garth Brooks another Entertainer Of The Year Award (story HERE). It was not the finish many expected and essentially undercut the entire evening. Carrie, herself nominated, giving Garth something he’d already won.
Now Garth has withdrawn himself from consideration (story HERE). A sad state of affairs for any mainstream award. But it should also serve as a reminder to CMA organizers and voters.
They haven’t given the award to a women in almost a decade.
That’s right. The last winner was Taylor Swift back in 2011. Where were you nine years ago?
Now, no one wants the award given to them. But they’re are plenty of qualified potential nominees here. Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and more. It’s an all-encompassing award and if they’re not doing it now, then when?
Really, it should have been Carrie last year. But the country music industry fell right into the expectations of a lot of frustrated female artists and listeners. They’re only a fraction of the presented talent. You can listen to your local country station and understand that (story HERE). Out of 30 songs played, only 6 were by female artists according to my experiment.
They can make it right in November when the CMAs are scheduled to take place.
Garth Brooks is giving them a hint. He’s an intelligent man. He could read the room last year.
There are deserving female candidates for Entertainer Of The Year out there. Give it to one of them and make things right.