Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell at the 2019 CMA Awards.
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We have now been withdrawn from this year’s chaotic CMA Awards for more than 24 hours, but the consequences are still continuing. Singer and lyricist couple Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires announced that they have returned their lifetime membership card to the Country Music Association because the November 11 awards ceremony failed to confirm the loss, including legendary songwriter John Prine and illegal country singer Jerry Jeff Walker and Billy Joe Shaver. “I doubt someone will care, but we care about our hero very much,” Isbel wrote on Twitter. Isbell is a former member of Drive-By Truckers and was nominated as the album of the year on the 2017 CMA Nashville Sound; At last year’s awards ceremony, Shires performed with her Superman Highwomen.
In a deleted Instagram post, Sturgill Simpson also pointed out a lack of awareness of Prine. “Literally two syllables: John Prian. That’s it. No,” he said while watching the video of the award ceremony. He added the headline “Don’t twist…Even if I put morphine eye drops on my chair, I won’t get caught on this cheesy butt flash and botox cake and rooster pony show “…I just wanted to see if they would say his name, but not. Simpson (Simpson) had previously jumped outside the 2017 CMA Awards to raise money for ACLU. On this year’s awards night, Prine’s “Oh Boy Records” wrote on Twitter: “We are disappointed, John will not Will participate in the CMA awards evening. Country music is the inspiration and foundation for his song creation and performance. Although there may be many artists who have achieved greater commercial success than John, they have achieved very few artistic achievements. The CMA has not yet responded to a request for comment.
At the same time, Maren Morris also made criticism after winning three CMA wins, including her hit song “The Bones” which won the song and the single of the year. “When people claim that I am not a’country/region’, I still get hurt, but when I stood there to accept the @cma Song of the Year Award, I realized that if I want to be an imitator and build my own path and voice Much more difficult. She has already said on Twitter: “Thank you for accepting me. “
Singer-songwriter Margo Price (Margo Price) previously criticized the award before the November 11 performance, after the CMA tweeted a statement encouraging the establishment of a “drama-free zone” after the presidential election. “Again, CMA is reviewing/cleaning its own show, but who would be surprised?” She posted a tweet on November 5. When the artist Pandar benefited, they awakened the authenticity and then sat in silence while collecting plastic trophies. The award ceremony was also criticized for being conducted in person or indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The artist took a positive test and may expose it a few hours before the performance.