Tuesday, November 07, 2006

You gotta have Faith

You gotta have Faith. But not all the time. Last night was the 40th Annual CMA awards on ABC. I saw Faith Hill in concert. But only because she "opened" for my favorite singer, her husband, Tim McGraw. She was nominated for best female vocalist last night against Sara Evans (who recently quit Dancing with the Stars after discovering her husband's infidelities), Martina McBride, Gretchen Wilson, and Carrie Underwood. Faith was backstage at the time of the award, having just finished her performance at the show. I don't know what happened, maybe she was unable to hear the announcement from the presenters, but when Carrie Underwood's name was announced for the win, you could see Faith Hill throw up her arms in triumph, and then, her face contorts into an angry expression screaming "WHAT!" into the camera. Listen, Faith, let me give you a tip. When you left the country genre to pursue pop you lost your ability to win this award. Country fan are pissed off at you. Ever since illegal downloading became so readily available I stopped buying CDs. That is with the exception of anything your husband puts out, Kenny Chesney, and you. But then I bought your "Cry" album and raced through it to find a song that sounded even remotely like anything off of your "Take Me As I Am" album. There was nothing but pop music. I didn't buy your next album. To add insult to embarrassment, your exclamation last night is not going to help you reclaim your old fans. And as if you had a chance in that category. Gretchen Wilson is the best country singer in my mind right now. And Carrie Underwood is the hottest. So Carrie took home the prize. But not before this Good Samaritan who TiVoed the event put Faith's outburst in Slo-Mo. Check it out:


CNN finally got wind of this story and Faith and her publicist are both denying that she was angry when her name wasn't announced. She's trying to say it was all in good fun. She's gone kooky.

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