CMA Awards Preview With HANK FM's Dave O'Brien

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Garth Brooks may have picked up his sixth Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year award Wednesday night but as he admitted, he wasn't able to perform like he wanted.

Country music fans noticed the canned rendition of Brooks' hit "Ask Me How I Know", and called him out on it. "Not 10 shows in 12 days, 12 shows in 10 days", he told reporters.

"We made a game-time call on whether to sing to a track or lip-sync", Brooks said. "I'm not even sure what the whole diagram of business is anymore in music, but I'll tell you what: If you surround yourself with people who believe".

Hundreds of A-list celebrities and country music fans will pack the arena for a night of star-studded performances and awards. Read some of the strongest reactions below. "Entertainer of the Year and the love of my life xoxo", wrote Yearwood.

"Getting this presented to me by the entertainer of a lifetime, I thank you", he said. "Miranda [Lambert] said it best, Little Big Town said it best - we're a family".




The Garth Brooks Tour with Trisha Yearwood launched in 2014 but comes to an end in Nashville in December following 383 shows. "That band and crew works harder than anybody". I was talking to Kelsea (Ballerini) backstage about how we get to do this for a living.

You can see the performance for yourself in these clips from the CMAs.

"Sleep. Christmas. Sleep. New Year's Eve".

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

Garth Brooks was the big victor at the 2017 CMAs, but he is facing controversy today!

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