The CMAs got a line of folks longer than the DMV outside lookin’ to file a complaint right now. And who could blame ’em?
Long story short, the CMA Awards honored Charley Pride, Joe Diffie, Charlie Daniels, Mac Davis and Urban Cowboy (for some fucking reason) last night and completely ignored John Prine, Jerry Jeff Walker and Billy Joe Shaver.
People are pissed, and rightfully so.
Sturgill tore into ’em, multiple others did as well, and now, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires are returning their lifetime membership cards.
Due to @CountryMusic’s failure to mention John Prine, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Billy Joe Shaver at the CMA’s last night, @amandashires and I have decided to return our membership cards. I doubt anybody will care, but we cared a lot about our heroes. pic.twitter.com/UmplzD0Z7p
To be honest, I’m not really sure what a lifetime membership gets you other than a discounted membership fee and skipping over the hassle of sending that $100 bucks in every year, but either way, it sends a message to the Country Music Association… get your head outta your ass.
Glad we found time for Urban Cowboy tribute but not a fucking word about John Prine…#CMAawards