WOMEN IN COUNTRY MUSIC: 2019 CMA AWARDS HOST CARRIE UNDERWOOD OVERCOME WITH EMOTION HEARING PRAISE FROM MIRANDA LAMBERT

Carrie Underwood is Nominated For Entertainer of the Year Following Two Years Without a Female Nominee In That Category

NEW YORK, NY – November 13, 2019 – CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One, America’s largest audio network, helped launch toward the Biggest Night in Country music with CMA Awards host Carrie Underwood stopping by to be a guest host on its internationally-syndicated The Ty Bentli Show morning show. There was one moment in the packed broadcast that left everyone speechless and emotional… including Carrie Underwood herself.

As Carrie talked about the experiencing of having her family join her on the road for the Cry Pretty 360 Tour, Ty decided to share a clip of Miranda Lambert acknowledging all the reasons that Carrie deserves to be recognized with the 2019 CMA for Entertainer of the Year prize. As Carrie listened to Miranda’s perceptive reasoning, the singer became visibly emotional and responded with words that were insightful, gracious, and supportive of her fellow women in country music.  Carrie’s response was quickly shared by Fox News, People, Nash Country Daily, and NBC’s TODAY and many international outlets.  If you haven’t heard her response, view the video here: https://youtu.be/NZ7vVDR4mzU

Heading into the evening, Carrie will not only be taking the stage to host the 53rd CMA Awards; she may also be taking the stage to accept some of the biggest awards of the night. Along with nominations that include Album of the Year (Cry Pretty) and Female Vocalist, Carrie is the lone female country artist that is nominated for Entertainer of the Year.

Carrie also joined Ty and the crew in daily staples like Are You Smarter Than Wicksipedia (she was), The Sweetest Thing (where Carrie shared the story of a fan who joined her on-stage during her Cry Pretty 360 Tour), and Ten Minute Tune (helping choose the topic for Nashville singer/songwriter Jenny Tolman to write about and perform).

Check out everything you missed here: http://www.thetybentlishow.com/2019/11/13/everything-you-missed-when-carrie-underwood-co-hosted/

Following her morning with The Ty Bentli Show, Carrie can be seen at 8/7c tonight when the 53rd CMA Awards broadcast LIVE from Nashville on ABC.

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