Nation music’s greatest night time would not come with out controversy. The star-studded Nation Music Awards by no means fails to entertain — and, at occasions, shock — viewers as singers take the stage.
With co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley as soon as once more on the mic, this 12 months’s present will possible be no completely different.
“The trick is to try to hold every thing recent,” Underwood not too long ago advised The Boot. “To try to work out simply what we’re gonna speak about, and find out how to hold every thing rolling. We need to be humorous, and we need to be well timed, and we need to be respectful, and we need to simply make it an excellent present. There’s lots of love that is put into internet hosting the CMAs…”
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The 52nd Annual CMA Awards will kick off on Nov. 14 on ABC.
From political jabs to peculiar outfit decisions, this is a have a look at 5 of probably the most jaw-dropping moments in CMA historical past.
“Earlier than He Tweets”
The CMA hosts obtained political in 2017, poking enjoyable at President Trump’s uncommon Twitter habits. Earlier than introducing the subsequent award presenters, Paisley started to strum Underwood’s hit single “Earlier than He Cheats,” shocking her with a twist.
“Proper now, he’s in all probability in his PJs, watching cable information, reaching for his cellular phone,” he sang as viewers members chuckled. “Proper now, he’s in all probability asking Siri, ‘How within the hell do you spell Pocahontas?’”
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“It is enjoyable to look at it that is for certain, ‘until little ‘Rocket Man’ begins a nuclear battle,” Paisley continued, as Underwood joined in, “Perhaps subsequent time he’ll suppose earlier than he tweets.”
Social media was abuzz after Miranda Lambert carried out “To Study Her” throughout the 2017 CMAs — with many suggesting the star gave a watch roll meant for ex-husband Blake Shelton, who was not current on the present that 12 months.
“Cherished @mirandalambert eye roll when she sang ‘in case you take her, you may hate her and be left with only a ray,'” LYRIC journal tweeted at the time.
Rumors have lengthy circulated that Lambert cheated on Shelton throughout their Four-year marriage, which led to 2015. Shortly after, Shelton confirmed his relationship with “The Voice” co-star Gwen Stefani. Stefani, 46, filed for divorce from musician Gavin Rossdale in August 2015 after 13 years of marriage. On the time, “The Voice” costars claimed they weren’t relationship. After weeks of hypothesis, the pair lastly confirmed they have been in a relationship in November 2015.
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And Shelton and Lambert have exchanged loads of public jabs ever since.
Nation famous person Reba McEntire turned heads as she grabbed the mic to carry out “Does He Love You” on the 1993 CMAs donning a plunging pink velvet robe.
The gang “oohed and aahed” throughout McEntire’s efficiency — and it wasn’t solely due to her spectacular vocal vary.
Greater than a decade later, persons are nonetheless commenting about “that gown.”
“I didn’t win an award, however I did make the entrance web page of the paper the subsequent day!”
“It was very revealing and I didn’t know that!” McEntire advised Individuals in 2016. “I had solely had two fittings with [designer] Sandy Spika. One was at our workplace and I stated, ‘I believe it’s essential to fill some extra stuff in!’ Once I put it on within the dressing room on the Grand Ole Opry for the present, I believed, ‘Perhaps it’s simply the lighting in right here.’ And once I walked out on the stage, I heard the viewers go ‘Oooooh!’ And I believed, ‘Dang, I look good!’”
McEntire can not help however grin now when she appears to be like again on the iconic second.
“I didn’t win an award, however I did make the entrance web page of the paper the subsequent day!” she joked.
Visitor of honor
The CMAs welcomed a particular visitor to the ceremony in 1991: President George H.W. Bush.
The president and first woman Barbara Bush attended the Nashville ceremony. They’re the primary presidential couple in historical past to ever attend the occasion dwell, Style of Nation reviews. The previous president even gave a heartwarming speech.
“It’s nice to be right here with mates and with music I like. Barbara and I come right here as followers. Nation music offers us a window on the true world and once I need to really feel a sure surge of patriotism or flip nostalgic and even once I want somewhat free recommendation about Saddam Hussein I flip to nation music,” he advised the group, in accordance with One Nation. “Nation songs do say loads about life. And typically, and that is true, within the Oval Workplace, I learn a sentence, proper beneath the glass on the right-hand nook of my desk and it says’ if we’re going to see a rainbow, we should stand somewhat rain.’”
” it’s simple to see why America loves nation music, nation music loves America.”
“Barbara and I’ll all the time be thankful for what the nation music household did for our troops within the gulf and for his or her households. You certain helped them stand somewhat rain, so when Desert Storm glided by they may see that magnificent rainbow. it’s simple to see why America loves nation music, nation music loves America.”
Wait, who received?
Olivia Newton-John shocked the nation music world when she picked up an award for Feminine Vocalist of the Yr throughout the 1974 CMAs, defeating nation music darlings Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Tanya Tucker.
“Some howled that nation’s identification was being diluted by middle-of-the-road, homogenized country-pop,” an exhibit at Nashville’s Nation Music Corridor of Fame and Museum states, in accordance with The Washington Submit.
Newton-John advised Individuals in 2016 she “owe[s] loads to nation music.”