CMA Awards 2012: Taylor Swift Gets Snubbed

    November 2, 2012
    Amanda Crum

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.

Swift was nominated for two awards, however, and performed a new song for the occasion.


Amanda Crum
Amanda Crum is a writer and artist from Kentucky. She's a fan of Edward Gorey, Hunter S. Thompson, and horror movies. You can follow her on Google:+Amanda Crum