Sunday night is one of Country Music’s biggest nights. The other being the Country Music Association Awards, based in Nashville. These are the Academy Of Country Music Awards, based in Los Angeles the awards will be handed out in Las Vegas.
Here’s a look at who didn’t get nominated for what!
Carrie Underwood‘s absence from the Entertainer of the Year category is the most flagrant. There’s no doubt she’s deserving, but angry fans need to ask which of the five chosen nominees isn’t deserving. That’s difficult to answer. During another year, you might say George Strait, but he’s clearly (and deservedly) receiving a warm reception to his quasi-retirement. In a way, Underwood is becoming a George Strait-like entertainer — reliable, flawless and under-appreciated.
Eric Church drew zeroes at the 2014 ACMs, which is a shock because he had seven nominations (and two wins) last year. However, he only released one song (‘Like Jesus Does’) that would qualify, and his latest album won in 2013. So aside from Male Vocalist, there isn’t much to choose from.
Albums from the Band Perry and Gary Allan deserved nominations, but the more shocking snub was Keith Urban’s ‘Fuse.’ The five chosen reflect radio success, but at least two didn’t gather the critical acclaim of the ‘American Idol‘ judge’s latest effort. Expect to see him nominated at the 2014 CMAs and the 2015 ACMs.