More Fallout From the Beyoncé – Dixie Chicks CMA Performance
Our nation is still divided folks, and I’m not even talking politics. People are still taking sides about BEYONCÉ and the DIXIE CHICKS performing on last week’s “50th Annual CMA Awards”.
After a concert on Thursday in Kentucky, TRAVIS TRITT hit up social media to make his feelings known. He started out with a couple of sarcastic comments.
He “apologized” to his fans for NOT performing any Beyoncé songs at the show . . . but promised he’d start working on “Single Ladies“, quote, “for the die-hard country fans who love traditional music.”
Then he got serious and said country music doesn’t need rap artists as validation . . . and that he’s insulted the CMAs thought they needed a pop artist to get ratings for the show.
That got the attention of Beyoncé’s fans who hit back with comments of their own. They even suggested Travis would have more hit records if he collaborated with her. (You can read more about that, PLUS check out Travis’ posts, here.)
Even JOHN LEGEND got sucked into the mess. TMZ ambushed him at LAX and asked if he thought the CMAs were racist for taking down Beyoncé’s performance from their site. That was before everyone found out HER people had requested it.
He took the bait anyway and got political. Quote, “I’m not blaming country music. America has a problem with racism. That’s why we have a racist candidate. People who were being mad about her were being racist, it’s not the CMA’s fault.”
The irony is that this isn’t the first time the CMAs have brought in artists from other genres. LITTLE BIG TOWNhelped ARIANA GRANDE perform her song “Bang Bang” at the 2004 CMAs.
And the whole world loved it when JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE joined CHRIS STAPLETON at last year’s show.
Miranda Lambert Called Out “Cowards” Who Wrote Negative Stuff About a Photo She Posted
MIRANDA LAMBERT posted a photo of herself and her boyfriend ANDERSON EAST at the CMAs on Wednesday. She’s in a lovely dress, he’s in a black tie, and they seem very happy.
But nothing is sacred in the world of Internet trolls. People started commenting and things got so nasty that she decided to post a different photo where she’s sitting on one of her favorite horses. She also wrote a rant calling them out.
Here’s some of what she wrote, quote, “I was out on the town with my sweet man at the CMAs. I was excited about the night and posted a picture. Just now when I looked I realized so many comments were judgmental and negative.
“Cowardly people hiding behind a keyboard or a cell phone writing their useless comments about our eyes and clothes and body language. What a bunch of [B.S.].” (Here’s the link. CAREFUL!!! It includes the full B.S. word.)
In more positive Miranda Lambert news: She shared audio of a new song called “Highway Vagabond“. It’s from her upcoming album “The Weight of These Wings”, which will be out November 18th.
You may have heard that BRETT ELDREDGE skipped the CMAs on Wednesday to watch his beloved Chicago Cubs in the World Series. Well, they rewarded him by letting him hoist the championship trophy in Wrigley Field, ride in their parade . . . AND help them sing “Go Cubs Go” at the Victory Rally.
Did you see the hot chick that KENNY CHESNEY was with at the CMAs? He pecked her on the cheek a couple of times. Her name is Mary Nolan and several sources are saying she’s been his girlfriend for a few years. As usual, he isn’t saying anything. (Full Story)
Would you be surprised to know that DOLLY PARTON does her OWN makeup? It’s true. She says, quote, “I have a great hairdresser, [but] I do my own makeup. I usually wear it the same way in the daytime as I do at night. I just like makeup.” (Full Story)