While each different artist carried out reside on the 51st annual CMA Awards on Wednesday evening, 2017′s Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks, selected to make use of a observe, as his grueling excursion agenda was once taking a toll on his voice.
Some fellow nation tune artists weren’t amused.
Take Miranda Lambert’s boyfriend and fellow singer Anderson East, as an example, who shared his emotions on Brooks’ lip-syncing over social media Thursday.
“I keep a lot of my opinions to myself and respect anyone making music but as a person who tries to put on the best and most honest show I can night after night… this truly offends me,” the “What Would It Take” crooner wrote. “I was told country music is three chords and the truth.”
For his phase, Brooks defended his choice to lip-sync “Ask Me How I Know,” explaining that acting always isn’t simple at the vocal cords.
“We’re in the middle of 12 shows in 10 days. Not 10 shows in 12 days, 12 shows in 10 days,” he instructed journalists behind the curtain on the CMAs, consistent with Rolling Stone. “We did a game-time call on whether to sing the track or lip-sync, and decided to lip-sync. The voice just isn’t there anymore, and you want to represent country music as best you can.”
Fans reacted to his daring transfer on Twitter: