Miranda Lambert Champions Carrie Underwood for CMA Entertainer of the Year
“She blows me away every time I hear her sing…”
Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood; Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Never one to hold her thoughts and opinions back, Miranda Lambert took to social media on Monday (Oct. 7) to share her views on who she thinks should win Entertainer of the Year at the upcoming CMA Awards.
“Its fall weather in Nashville! Sitting here on my porch, I realize with the chill in the air that it’s getting closer to Nov which means my birthday month and @CMAawards final voting time,” the superstar wrote. “Entertainer Of The Year is the big one So I’m gonna share my two cents.”
She went on to give her thoughts on each of the five nominees in the category, concluding her post with a paragraph dedicated to Underwood.
?Keith- a friend and a hero of mine. He took me on tour in 2005. The first big tour I ever got to be part of. He believed in me when I was a baby artist and I will be forever grateful.
?Garth – In Pieces. My first cassette tape I bought with my own money from doing chores. My first concert, Texas stadium 1993. The beginning of a twinkle in my eye. It was life-changing.
?Eric -one of the best songwriters of all time in my opinion. He turns a phrase like no other. I’ve had the pleasure of writing with him and he is someone that will push say something in a different way.
?Chris- the kind of voice & songwriting that makes you want to quit, and work harder. A sound that can’t be beat. Period.
?Carrie- The Entertainer Of The Year. Because… Currently being on tour with all-female artists, I’ve been thinking a lot about all the work that goes into what we do. The most amazing job in the world. But it ain’t for the faint of heart. @carrieunderwood is on an all-female tour too. The Cry Pretty Tour 360. She put out her first single in 2005 and from then on country music was changed for good. That iconic voice has been classin’ up our stages, charts and televisions for a decade and a half. The Voice. The legs. The songs. The brand. The mom. The wife. The okie. The Jesus lover. The blonde bombshell that is Carrie. She blows me away every time I hear her sing. She never wavers in who she is or what she stands for. She has stayed true & pushed herself to be better. If you have never heard her sing “How Great Thou Art” do yourself a favor and listen. I have her back in this picture and I’ll always have her back. So for the sake of sequins, spanx and spray tans, take it home! You Carrie the torch! ?#Carrieon #EOTY
Lambert’s post garnered nearly 100,000 likes and thousands of comments, with many artists (and fans!) chiming in to applaud Lambert for sharing her thoughts.
Lambert is currently nominated alongside Underwood for CMA Female Vocalist of the Year.
The 53rd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on ABC.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.