Carrie Underwood fans were indignant on Wednesday night after the singer failed to take home the prestigious Entertainer of the Year at the Country Music Awards. The trio of Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and Underwood opened the program with a performance -Medley, which consisted exclusively of women in country music. Underwood was the only candidate in the coveted category and lost to dynasty showman Garth Brooks, who caught up his seventh win and his third in just four years.
Fans immediately went to Twitter to share their disappointment with the decision, as Underwood had just completed a successful tour thanks to their hugely successful release of the album.
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"What does Carrie Underwood have to do to become Entertainer of the Year? As if I could write a 50-page paper about everything she did this year, and maybe a page about what Garth did. Come on CMA. She moderates the show. Shake my head. Shake my head, "wrote a Twitter, while another repeated the mood.
"The CMAs of 2019 could have been so special. However, Carrie Underwood will forever remember that she lost to Garth Brooks as Entertainer of the Year. Every headline on the last show has the same theme: annoyance and disappointment for Carrie … and rightly so. such a shame, "said the user.
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Others took exception to the fact that the show seemed to encourage women all night, however When it came to the most important award, preparation for the final was lackluster.
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"That's such a slap in the face. Not just for Carrie, but for the women of country music in general. So much for celebrating women tonight, but you will continue to award these awards to mediocre men. @CountryMusic congratulates once again that it is wrong. said one user while another turned the thought and added : "@carrieunderwood was deprived of Entertainer of the Year. This award is not sexist for some insane reason. No sensible person would believe that she did not deserve it. "
Brooks insulted the Underwood supporters and did not recognize his Country counterpart, though he called Luke Combs, Kelsea Ballerini, and one of the co-hosts. McEntire.
"Garth has the opportunity to pay more attention to women in radio issues. He did not do it. And then he calls Reba and not his candidate Carrie? And then she has to go on stage, obviously disappointed with the status quo and ending the night. Damn it. #CMAawards " said another user.
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Underwood hugged Brooks as she congratulated him and the winners.
"I have no words. Garth Brooks deserved the least. And the fact that he did not even acknowledge Carrie Underwood, " wrote a Twitter user. "This does not define your value @carrieunderwood you are the ENTERTAINER OF THE DECADE. So proud of the year you had. "
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Underwood's nomination was the first time a woman had been eligible for the award since 2016. Idolâ € ™ alum was again the one only woman in this category – and again lost to Brooks.