Look, Garth Brooks is great. But country music fans are downright outraged that he beat out Carrie Underwood for Entertainer of the Year at the 2019 CMAs.
Carrie was the only woman nominated in the category, and was up against Garth, Keith Urban, Eric Church, and Chris Stapleton. Many had hedged their bets on Carrie—including Miranda Lambert—considering she released her Cry Pretty album and has been on the Cry Pretty 360 tour all while managing a fitness brand, raising two babies, and writing a new book. But who’s keeping track?
The upset also comes during a year when the CMAs was all about celebrating women. In fact, Brad Paisley didn’t host for the first time in over a decade so that Carrie, Reba McEntire, and Dolly Parton could head up the night.
All of that to say, viewers at home are not thrilled.