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Garth Brooks sounds off about lip syncing controversy at CMAs

10 November 2017, 12:26 | Anna Nguyen

Stars hit the red carpet before the 51st CMA Awards

CMAs Opening Video

With all that said, how will Brooks celebrate his sixth Entertainer of the Year award? Let's all raise a toast.to the band and crew. "We chose to lip sync it because my voice just isn't going anywhere, and we wanted to represent country music the best we can".

On the red carpet of the CMA Awards, Garth Brooks assured us the show opening would be unlike any other.

"My voice just isn't going anywhere, and we wanted to represent country music the best we can", he added.

Speaking to journalists backstage after his performance, Garth admitted he had used a pre-recorded live track to lip sync to, citing sickness and his 12 show run in just 10 days as the reason he made the compromise. I was talking to Kelsea (Ballerini) backstage about how we get to do this for a living.

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The performance did not sit well with fans watching the show who took to social media to criticize Brooks for his effort.

Other winners include Chris Stapleton, who won best album for From A Room: Volume 1, as well as best male vocalist; Miranda Lambert for best female vocalist; guitarist Mac McAnally for musician of the year; Brothers Osborne for best vocal duo and best video for It Ain't My Fault; and Jon Pardi for best new artist of the year. "It's going to come right down to the wire because I didn't think I had a voice at the [Lifting Lives] gala last night, so we'll see how it goes", Brooks said at the time.

The 55-year-old belted out Ask Me How I Know, before he picked up the award of the night for entertainer of the year.

The 51st Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Nov 8, 2017.



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