Luke Bryan On Carrie Underwood & Eric Church Never Winning CMA Entertainer Of The Year: “That’s Quite Disturbing”

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, Garth Brooks has so graciously bowed out of future CMA Entertainer of the Year nominations, you know… to let the other kids have a chance at winning.

After all, both Eric Church and Carrie Underwood were undeniably robbed last year when Garth took home the night’s top honor.

So Garth did what Garth do… he held a press conference, probably cried a bit, you know… the whole Garth shebang, and he announced that he would be pulling himself out of the race.

“So with all the love in the world, all the great fun, because the last thing I want to do is seem ungrateful to the CMAs and everybody that has voted for us. We are officially pulling ourselves out of entertainer of the year. And my number is seven, you guys know that. And we feel very lucky with seven. And it’s time for somebody else to hold that award, know what that entertainer feels like. Because they’re all out there busting their butts.”

However, the jury is still out on whether or not the CMAs will actually accept his refusal. And as it stands right now, we’re currently in the voting process for this year’s nominees.

And just as a side note: we submitted our CMA Awards vote this morning for the next round and Garth’s name was still on the ballot.

However, in a recent press conference regarding his upcoming album Born Here, Live Here, Die Here, two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year winner Luke Bryan weighed in on the Garth decision, ultimately saying that if Carrie or Eric never won the award, it would be “quite disturbing.”

“My thought is, if we go for a long period of time and Carrie Underwood never wins a CMA Entertainer of the Year, that’s quite disturbing for me because she’s done everything you can do to win it in my opinion, and that goes for Eric Church.”

Yeah Luke, disturbing is one way to put it…

So is ridiculous, bullshit, embarrassing… shall I go on? Either way, it’s nice to hear somebody of Luke’s caliber speak up in country music. Granted this isn’t exactly the most controversial of topics, but country music does have a habit of staying pretty quiet when there’s an opportunity for disagreement.

Garth also admitted the tweets and the backlash from winning “wasn’t fun.”

Yeah, I imagine it wasn’t…

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