Miranda Lambert called out Garth Brooks for his 2019 Entertainer Of The Year win in a new interview.
“I think last year was bullsh*t and that Carrie Underwood should have taken it,” Lambert told the LA Times during a candid conversation with fellow country singer Ashley McBryde. “I’m still a little bit grudge-y about it.”
The country superstar says although she loves Brooks and that he was her first-ever concert when she was just 10-years-old but she thinks there are times and places for things and she felt as though it was the wrong thing that year.
Lambert says: “although I love Garth—he was my first concert when I was 10 years old—there’s times and places for things, and I just felt like it was the wrong thing.”
The “Settling Down” singer says that this year she is excited as she thinks the category looks the way it should because Brooks pulled out of the category earlier this year. She thinks everyone in the category this year deserves to be there.
“But this year I’m excited because I feel like it’s the way that it should be. And maybe that’s because he pulled out of it; I don’t know. But I think everyone in the category deserves to be there.”
“I know there are people that are upset about it and people that are delighted about it,” McBryde said to Lambert. “But [Garth] doesn’t do anything that he hasn’t thought through completely.”
“That’s a nice answer…” Lambert replied to McBryde’s comment.
Lambert is up against fellow country superstar’s Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Keith Urban and Eric Church in the EOTY category during tonight’s 54th CMA Awards. The 2020 CMA Awards will air live on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.