The CMA Awards were full of tears and elation last night, with married couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert taking home several statues, including one for a song they co-wrote about Shelton's brother, who died in a car accident when the singer was just a teenager. The couple took home the award for Song Of The Year for that one, and made CMA history, as well; while three other married couples have been nominated for the award, they were the first to actually win.
There was some controversy surrounding the show, as well; Toby Keith, who was nominated and won Music Video Of The Year for "Red Solo Cup", refused to attend on the grounds that the Association has snubbed him for several years in a row and said he feels "abandoned".
“Your industry can get behind you and crank you up and make you a household name, help you get there. Or you can be abandoned like I was,” Keith said. “I’m not going to leave it up to this industry that I’m in to give me any support.”
But one thing that has people talking today is the fact that Taylor Swift, who is usually an awards show darling, didn't take home any statues last night.
The only reason why I'm watching the CMA Awards is to watch Taylor Swift perform.
Entertainer of the year will definitely go to Taylor Swift tonight, but I'd like to see Kenney Chesney win. #CMA Awards
To all of you idiots who say Taylor Swift has no more country in her, did you see her on the CMA awards. Yeah, that's what I thought.
Swift was nominated for two awards, however, and performed a new song for the occasion.