Fans Are Furious Carrie Underwood Didn’t Win Entertainer of the Year

Carrie Underwood

Fans are furious Carrie Underwood didn’t win Entertainer of the Year at the 56th annual CMA Awards – or any other categories.

The 39-year-old country music singer may have walked home with seven CMA Awards in the past, but at this year’s – which took place on Wednesday, November 9, and was hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning – Underwood went home empty-handed.

The eight-time Grammy Award winner was up for three awards at the ceremony and also paid tribute to Alan Jackson, who became the tenth recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.
At this year’s CMAs Underwood was up for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year – for her work on the song If I Didn’t Love You with Jason Aldean.

Musical Event of the Year went to Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde for their work on Never Wanted to Be That Girl. Lainey Wilson took home the award for Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year went to Luke Combs who also won Album of the Year and performed on the evening.

However, fans were furiously ‘disappointed’ Underwood didn’t take home the prestigious award, with some even saying she was ‘cheated’ of the award and it ‘sucks’ it didn’t go to her.

The Jesus, Take the Wheel singer has won seven CMAs in the past including five awards for Female Vocalist, one New Artist and once won Single of the Year.

At the ceremony, Underwood teamed up with fellow country stars Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi and Lainey Wilson to deliver a tribute performance for the Grammy winner which started with Underwood giving a speech during which she told the audience one of Jackson’s concerts was the first she went to as a child.
She said: “The very first concert I ever went to was an Alan Jackson concert. Seeing him perform helped inspire me to pursue my dreams. It’s been said that country music is three chords and the truth. And in every one of Alan Jackson’s songs, there is truth, for his powerful voice speaks to us about hope and heartache, about fun and friendship, about tragedy and triumph.

“About life, and a little about love. Alan, you have friends in every corner of this great country, and a special few of them are here tonight to honor you.”

She then moved into a performance of his 2003 hit Remember When before Bentley, Pardi and Wilson joined in performing other Jackson classics such as Chattahoochee, Drive (For Daddy Gene) and Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow.

Jackson joined the stars on the stage and performed his 1991 classic single Don’t Rock the Jukebox, before giving an emotive speech.