Garth Brooks won the top prizes at the 51st Country Music Association award, despite raising some eyebrows earlier in the evening to adjust his lips to his performance.
Singer “Friends in Little Places” inspired himself as an animator of the year, the second consecutive year, and sixth in general, on Wednesday during the country’s biggest night of music.
After the former recipient of the year, Reba McEntire, handed him a reward, Brooks, 55, took the stage
“Taking it for a lifelong artist, I appreciate it,” he said, pointing to McEntire. “Miranda [Lambert] said it best, Little Big Town found it as the best thing: we’re a family, you’re all here in the first place: we all agree on one thing, we’re building a toast … and I’ve talked to Kelse [Ballerinas] in the backstage about how we can do it for life … The most important thing except God … you are [fans] … I love these guys We’re a family. ”
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The legend of Nashville has completed her talk with her nearly 12-year-old wife, Trisha Year wood, 55, saying, “Mrs. Year wood, I’m yours forever.”
In backstage, Brooks admitted that rumours that illuminated Twitter during their performances were true: he actually synchronized the song “Ask me how I know” shortly before his victory.
“In the middle we have 12 emissions in 10 days, no 10 emissions in 12 days, 12 emissions in 10 days,” he explained. “We’ve put a call to singing a song or a lip sync, and we’ve decided to sync your lips, the voice is no longer there, and you want to represent the ground as best as possible.”
Love this performance by restarting #CMAawards Entertainer of the Year @Garth Brooks! pic.twitter.com/15QXawypfK.
– CMA Country Music (@Country Music) November 9, 2017.
After the performance, Brooks went to Twitter and thanked fans for their further support.