Carrie Underwood Tears Up Hearing Miranda Lambert’s Entertainer of the Year Endorsement [Watch]
Carrie Underwood got emotional this week upon hearing Miranda Lambert's high opinion of her. The singer's response emerged in an interview segment regarding Underwood's nomination for 2019 CMA Entertainer of the Year.
Underwood will join Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton as co-hosts of the upcoming CMA Awards, which air this Wednesday (Nov. 13). Underwood is also nominated for Entertainer of the Year, and Lambert recently sounded off on why Underwood should win. Watch Underwood's reaction in the video above.
"It's really cool," Underwood responds in a clip from an upcoming episode of the Ty Bentli Show, as reported by Nash Country Daily. "She's always been just super supportive and super sweet." But then the singer appears choked up when ruminating on Lambert's words and the award's importance.
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Holding back tears, Underwood continues, "First, I'm kind of emotional. It's a nomination for all of us. It would definitely be … not just a win for all of the things that we've been doing, all that stuff that [Miranda] mentioned that I'm so lucky and blessed enough to do, but you know, you watch other women in this industry do the same thing, you know, it's — I don’t know what I'm trying to say."
What Underwood was reacting to was a pre-recorded quote from Lambert that was played on the air. In it, Lambert extols Underwood's many virtues as an entertainer while suggesting she's the right pick for the award.
"To me, the Entertainer of the Year is who's represented the genre in every way the best for that year," Lambert shares in the audio clip. "I really felt compelled to say something and, you know, watching Carrie host the CMAs pregnant [last year], and also do the Monday Night Football campaign, and also have a brand, and also work with charity, and be a wife, and be a mother and then host [the CMAs this year] with two legendary country artists … and go on tour. … I just know how much work that is."
Underwood was previously nominated for the CMA Entertainer of the Year in 2016. Lambert first voiced her support for Underwood as the 2019 Entertainer of the Year in an Instagram post on Oct. 7. Earlier this month, Lambert herself got choked up when she told Taste of Country Nights that Underwood should win because "she never misses a note ever … she's my Entertainer of the Year this year and people need to pay attention to what the Entertainer of the Year means."
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