Ooooh did he ever! Apparently Anderson East, who is dating Miranda Lambert, was NOT very happy that Garth Brooks had to lip sync his performance at the CMA Awards. In fairness, Garth owned up to it and his reason seems to make sense don’t you think?
“We’re in the middle of 12 shows in 10 days. Not 10 shows in 12 days, 12 shows in 10 days. We did a game-time call on whether to sing the track or lip-sync, and decided to lip-sync. The voice just isn’t there anymore, and you want to represent country music as best you can.”
But…Anderson East doesn’t see it that way…
And Miranda Lambert was quick to back him up in the comment section!
“High five on this babe. If you can’t sing then don’t. It’s better to be honest than to pretend. I think it’s bulls—. My favorite performances were live live. The truth.”
Photo cred Anderson East instagram
Oh but it gets juicier…guess who came to Garth’s defense today on social media…Miranda’s ex husband BLAKE!!
UPDATE: Look who else has something to say…Randy Travis and our friend Dan Davidson!
To be honest I see both sides…Garth wanted to live it up to his commitment to the CMA Awards, who held a performing slot for him, especially being the back to back entertainer of the year. On the other hand, he probably knew his schedule way in advance and could have given up his slot to another artist. Either way, Garth’s honesty about this immediately after it happened made me love him even more.
But can we take a second just to appreciate how incredible Garth is when he does sing!?