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Posted Monday 11/13/17 at 2:17PM EST
Carrie Underwood recuperating after breaking her wrist
Days after hosting the CMAs, Underwood reportedly fell down her stairs at home.
Posted Thursday 11/09/17 at 2:25PM EST
Garth Brooks explains why he lip-synched at the CMAs
The country singer and Entertainer of the Year honoree was slammed on social media for lip-syncing. But before the show, Brooks said his voice was gone.
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 9:32PM EST
CMA Awards hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood mock Trump and the show’s “politics free zone”
One song made it past the censors: a parody of Underwood’s “Before He Cheats,” with “tweets” replacing “cheats,” with lines that include: “In the middle of the night from the privacy of a good-plated White House toilet seat, he writes little Bob Corker, NFL and covfefe. And it’s fun to watch until little rocket man starts a nuclear war. Maybe next time he’ll think before he tweets.” ALSO: CMAs began the show with a tribute to the victims of recent mass shootings.
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 3:27PM EST
Keith Urban to perform Harvey Weinstein-inspired song at tonight’s CMAs
The song, titled "Female" and written in response to the Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, includes lyrics like: “When somebody laughs and implies that she asked for it/ Just ‘cause she was wearing a skirt/ Oh is that how that works?”
Posted Friday 11/03/17 at 1:59PM EDT
CMAs lift ban on media questions after co-host Brad Paisley slams it as “ridiculous and unfair”
Responding to news that members of the press could be kicked out for asking about the Las Vegas shooting, politics or guns on the CMA Awards red carpet, Paisley tweeted this morning: “I’m sure the CMA will do the right thing and rescind these ridiculous and unfair press guidelines. In 3…2….1…..” Soon after the tweet, the CMAs rescinded the ban. “CMA apologizes for the recently distributed restrictions in the CMA Awards media guidelines, which have since been lifted,” the CMA said in a statement. “The sentiment was not to infringe and was created with the best of intentions to honor and celebrate Country Music.” Paisley responded to the CMA statement, tweeting: “Bravo CMA awards for doing the right thing & apologizing for this mistake. All are welcome, let's have a great show.”
Posted Friday 11/03/17 at 2:43AM EDT
Media covering the CMAs have been warned not to ask about guns, politics and the Las Vegas shooting
The CMA Awards released media guidelines Thursday specifically mentioning the "Las Vegas tragedy, gun rights, political affiliations or topics of the like" as topics forbidden from being asked on the red carpet before the Nov. 8 ceremony. "It's an evening to honor the outstanding achievements in Country Music of the previous year and we want everyone to feel comfortable talking to press about this exciting time," according to the guidelines. "If you are reported as straying from these guidelines, your credential will be reviewed and potentially revoked via security escort."