Garth lip synced – then won Entertainer of the Year at the CMA’s. Here’s how that happened!
Jodi shares this Hollywood Outsider at 30:26 minutes into the show podcast below.
According to USA TODAY
Garth Brooks, who picked up the ceremony’s top award for entertainer of the year, was criticized by country music fans on social media for lip-syncing during his performance of Ask Me How I Know, which is taken from his latest album Gunslinger.
— CMA Country Music (@CountryMusic) November 9, 2017
Talking to journalists after the show, the icon admitted to using a prerecorded live track, explaining that he was sick, and in the midst of playing 12 shows in 10 days.
“We made a game-time call on whether to sing to a track or lip-sync,” Brooks said. “And we decided to lip-sync it.
“My voice just isn’t going anywhere, and we wanted to represent country music the best we can,” he added.