The Country Music Association Awards got very political very quickly when the hosts opened Wednesday night´s show by mocking President Donald Trump Country music superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood kicked off the 51s annual awards show by wearing eclipse sunglasses, poking fun at the commander-in-chief - who at one point looked at August´s solar eclipse without wearing eye protection. The pair also sang an opening song with the lyrics ´Maybe next time he´ll think before he tweets´, a play on Underwood´s hit song ´Before He Cheats´.
Comments: First the NFL and now Country music? Do these people have no idea who their fan base is? This makes me very angry.
NFL gone forever. Country music gone forever. What´s next, NASCAR? I don´t miss NFL and when I listen to contemporary country music, it doesn´t sound like country music anymore. There are a lot of other genres to listen to. Bye, bye!
Nashville has been headed left since the mid-90s. Nowadays, many headliners in the CW genre were second and third tier pop artists looking to make it big on the national scene. Nothing wrong with that, but just understand their background. For my part, I´m sticking with George Strait.
Not to excuse them.... Doesn´t Carrie Underwood do one of the opening songs for the NFL. And, isn´t Brad Paisley doing an ad with Peyton Manning? They´re pretty close to "Football" right now. Maybe that has messed up their senses. Or, maybe they´re just really messed up. A shame.
It was harmless. They got on Hillary also. Very mild. The jokes at country music awards show are just bad. Paisley and Underwood are smart enough to not insult their audience. This was no big deal at all.
They probably didn´t even wipe the cow patties off their boots before going a stage. Real Classy. Actually I am thrilled that I cannot name one song either of these idiots ever sang. Yes, I admit I have heard of them.
Carrie Underwood . . . I think she does ads for some cosmetic company, if I recollect rightly . . . . next time I go to Rite-Aid, I will remember not to buy anything with her picture
Is Carrie Underwood the gal that does that song about the jealous girlfriend who is singing to her boyfriend about a new girl who is doing shots with him, etc., playing pool, and she is going to go vandalize his truck in revenge - that is SO sick and vile - I don´t know why she hasn´t been called on that - if it was the other way around, a guy hitting his ex-girlfriend´s or ex-wive´s car, he would be so put down and rightfully so (IMHO).
Listening to that song, I have thought it sounds like it was written by someone who is trying to sound like they understand country people, that that´s how they act when riled or hurt - it is not - to me - the country heart,that perhaps either prays or drinks through pain but no way would take it out on a perfectly innocent truck, especially if it´s a nice one.
I would not pay good money to sit and watch her sing that, which I think was her biggest hit.
Doesn’t Carrie sing the Monday Night Football song? I heard Hank Williams is going to do the original song, but since I haven’t been watching I’m not sure who’s doing what. Apparently Carrie and Brad have been infected. Too bad.
People are sick of politics being drug into EVERYTHING. This was not the time or the place for it...regardless if it was "bipartisan" fun. I do not understand why they couldn´t remember people lost in the recent tragedies and just celebrate the music. Leave the damn politics out of it. I didn´t want to hear it last night about either side.
If we are going to lambast "fake news" we should stay away from doing the same thing. I think even FOX is guilty of a bit of it based on the report that fueled this thread....
I was watching "politics" - Hannity etc., last night but my wife recorded the CMA Awards. After reading the Fox article, I watched the opening skit by Paisley and Underwood.
The "Trump mocking" bit was clearly good-natured and if the President had been sitting in the audience he would have enjoyed it, and probably would have stood up and received a round of applause from the audience.
The old Dean Martin "roasts" were good natured fun at people they respected. The vicious "humor" displayed at the now infamous White House Correspondent´s dinner, the Dixie Chicks and virtually everything political ever uttered at the Academy Awards deserve our contempt.
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