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Naomi Judd is Slamming the CMT Awards Due to Lack of George Jones Tribute

Naomi Judd

Naomi Judd

In a letter to The Tennesseean, country singer Naomi Judd took aim at the 2013 CMT Music Awards, ripping the awards show for not staying true to country music — and for short changing George Jones’ death with an less than empathetic tribute.

George Jones is to country music what The Beatles are to pop, the Rolling Stones to rock, Elvis to rockabilly, Mozart to classical and Aretha to soul.

Yet, the “Country” Music Television awards show allowed only a “by the way” mention of Jones’ death and legacy. Incongruously, they chose alternative music group the Mavericks to perform their short version of George’s “The Race Is On.”
True country music fans are a loyal bunch and are passionate about our roots and heritage.
Every year, CMT includes artists of unrelated genres, many of whom some country music fans don’t even know. I suggest the CMT Awards show change its name. Perhaps to “the Multi-Genre Awards Show, Featuring Artists under 30.”
I realize speaking out will cause me to now be forever banned by CMT. But I’m tired of folks messing with my country music. Especially when it involves my dear friend George Jones.

Naomi Judd

Did you watch the 2013 CMT Awards?  Do you think they are moving away too much from the music?

2013 CMT Music Awards Exlplodes As the Network’s Biggest Night

CMT Music Awards

CMT Music Awards

Hosts Jason Aldean and Kristen Bell rocked the house last night at the CMT Music Awards, and today the party continues as CMT celebrates growth across multiple screens, ranking as the #1 most social television show of the day, according to Social Guide. More than 3.4 million total viewers tuned in for the live telecast and encore, with an increase among Women 18-49 (+3%); and the live Red Carpet show posted double-digit gains, up +50% over last year. The show also delivered triple-digit growth in streaming, up +101% on CMT.com over last year, and +118% over last year on CMT Mobile. Ratings are up overall for CMT this quarter, with Prime up +57% over the same time period last year.

Undoubtedly the most “social” CMT Music Awards to date, the network embraced the live event across every platform with live streams and near real-time posts of the night’s big performances and water-cooler moments at CMT.com and on social media. Votes tripled this year for the show’s coveted Video of the Year category, which is voted on live throughout the night at CMT.com and on mobile; and Twitter traffic nearly doubled over the 2012 airing, ranking #1 atop Social Guide’s Twitter TV Rankings with 30% of all Twitter users engaged in TV-related conversations tweeting about the show. A full recap of the most viral moments will be forthcoming.

“CMT’s stars aligned to deliver a huge night,” said Brian Philips, President, CMT. “With Jason and Kristen at the helm, and a show filled with surprises and superstars, we entertained millions of viewers on all screens and tens of thousands of fans on the streets of downtown Nashville. Congratulations to the brilliant production team, led by John Hamlin, Michael Dempsey, Margaret Comeaux and Joe DeMaio.”

The 2013 CMT Music Awards will re-air on the following days/times: Thursday, June 6 at 9:00pm.; Saturday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m.; Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Carrie Underwood, Dustin Lynch & More “Headphones for Hope”

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Head Monster Noel Lee hosted a special backstage listening lounge at the 2013 CMT Awards where Carrie Underwood, Nelly, Cody Allen, Dustin Lynch, Kevin Bacon and many others autographed Monster DNA™ headphones which will be auctioned off to benefit the charity “Second Harvest” on June 24th, during the “Headphones for Hope” auction being hosted on eBay. (http://www.monstercable.com/headphones/dna/).

 

Carrie Underwood Pays Tribute to Oklahoma at CMT Awards

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Carrie Underwood CMT Awards

Tonight, Carrie Underwood payed tribute to the victims of the Oklahoma tornado victims with a touching performance of “See You Again” on the CMT Music Awards.  Even Carrie had trouble keeping her emotions in check while the choir sang in the background.

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More 2013 CMT Awards Performances…Luke, Jason, Lady Antebellum & Little Big town

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Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, and Little Big Town rocked Nashville tonight with awesome performances at The CMT Music Awards. Enjoy!

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