Congratulations to my friend, Garth Brooks on winning Entertainer of the Year at the 51st Annual CMA Awards Wednesday night for the second consecutive year and sixth time overall.
Garth performed on the awards show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Some fans weren’t too happy that Garth actually lip-synced his performance of “Ask Me How I Know,” and took to social media to voice their displeasure.
Garth quickly owned up to not singing live and he had a good reason. Garth was not feeling 100 percent and his voice was not as strong as he would like after performing many shows last weekend. “We made a game-time call on whether to sing to a track or lip-sync," Garth told reporters backstage. "And we decided to lip-sync it. My voice just isn't going anywhere, and we wanted to represent country music the best we can.”
Garth was also very giving of his time to the media and fans throughout this busy week.
I had the honor of talking with Garth a few days ago during my WRWD CMA Awards week broadcast with Sharla McCoy Productions. Check out a portion of the interview below.