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Carrie Underwood Fans Slam The CMA Awards And Accuse The Show Of Massive 'Snub'

Carrie Underwood Fans Slam The CMA Awards And Accuse The Show Of Massive 'Snub'

The nominations for the CMA Awards are here, and country music fans are reacting to the news. While there are plenty of congratulatory messages going around, one category is causing a stir on social media because of a high-profile omission.

The competition for Female Vocalist of the Year is particularly stacked with talented women. Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, and Kelsea Ballerini all received nods for the honor. And while there's no denying that all of the nominees are deserving of the honor, Carrie Underwood's fans took notice.

Carrie's absence from the list is notable because she has been nominated in the category in 16 out of the past 17 years. She has taken home the award 6 times

The CMAs announced the news on X (formerly Twitter) and fans did not hold back their thoughts.

  • "Did Carrie Underwood not have a sold out tour & Vegas residency? Why wouldn’t she be nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year as the leading female in Country Music? @CountryMusic is an absolute joke"

  • "Stop snubbing Carrie Underwood #CMAawards"

  • "the BIGGEST woman in the entire genre is missing from the female category WTAF are these voters doing. I gave up on cma a while ago but this is just absurd. thrilled for Kelsea tho!"

  • "literally carries the genre on her back on the female side and y’all snub her in the female vocalist category. Make it make sense. She will out sing anyone in that category in her sleep"

  • "@carrieunderwood snubbed for female vocalist is a joke in itself. She deserves entertainer but the awards show is going to ignore her successful tours again."

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, 2008

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In 2008, the Yellowstone prequel stars made everyone believe in soulmates when they took to the stage to perform "I Need You."

Miley Cyrus, 2008

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Photo credit: Rick Diamond - Getty Images

At 16-years-old, most teenagers are just excited to get their driver's license, but Miley was already hosting the CMT Music Awards alongside her father, Billy Ray Cyrus.

Darius Rucker, 2009

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The "Wagon Wheel" singer kept things simple on the red carpet. Now, fast forward to present day and he's got over half a million followers on TikTok. Who saw that one coming?!

Eric Church, 2009

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If you would have told us back in 2009 that the "Guys Like Me" singer would cancel his concert to attend a NCAA basketball game instead, we'd have a hard time believing you.

Keith Urban, 2009

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Photo credit: Getty/CMT

The denim on denim look is questionable, but at least Keith Urban went home with a CMT Music Award for Collaborative Video of the Year for his song with Brad Paisley called "Start a Band."

Trisha Yearwood, 2005

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Trisha Yearwood stunned on stage in a classic gown when the show was in Nashville, Tenessee.

Taylor Swift, 2009

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Taylor Swift won big at the 2009 CMT Music Awards! She took home an award for Video or the Year and Female Video of the Year for "Love Story."

Sheryl Crow, 2010

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Photo credit: Taylor Hill - Getty Images

Sheryl didn't take home any awards that night, but she was definitely a winner in this beautiful white dress.

Taylor Swift, 2010

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Photo credit: Getty/CMT

This look makes us want to listen to Red (Taylor's Version) on repeat.

Trisha Yearwood, 2010

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We just know that Garth Brooks is around there somewhere admiring his wife in this lovely leather number.

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, 2011

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If you told us this was Keith and Nicole at the premiere of Being the Ricardos, we wouldn't even question you. The two are still red carpet goals!

Shania Twain, 2011

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Ever wondered what a reboot of Thelma and Louise would look like? You might want to take a look at Shania and Taylor Swift's segment from the 2011 CMT Music Awards!

Luke and Caroline Bryan, 2012

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Photo credit: Michael Loccisano

Dear Luke and Caroline, what's y'all's skincare routine?! Asking for a friend.

Sara Evans, 2012

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Photo credit: Michael Loccisano

Sara Evans was fun and flirty in this sequins mini dress.

Florida Georgia Line, 2013

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Nelly, 2013

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Jason Aldean, 2013

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Jason Aldean in a cowboy hat? Classic!

Kelli Pickler, 2013

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This floor length, sequin dress was made for American Idol alum Kelli Pickler.

The Band Perry, 2013

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Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert, 2014

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Photo credit: John Russell

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Dan + Shay, 2014

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Photo credit: John Russell

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Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan, 2014

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Cam, 2015

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Photo credit: Rick Diamond

"Burning House" singer, Cam, rocked yellow florals and adorable curly locks to the show.

Brothers Osborne, 2016

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Photo credit: Mike Coppola

Brothers Osborne went for edgy, Western vibes at the 2016 red carpet.

Carrie Underwood, 2016

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Photo credit: Mike Coppola

Carrie Underwood just doesn't miss when it comes to red carpet events!

Little Big Town and Pharell Williams, 2016

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Photo credit: Rick Diamond

Sure, their outfits clash a bit, but who cares when you're too busy winning Best Group/Duo Video of the Year at the 2016 CMT Music Awards?

Lady A, 2017

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Photo credit: Michael Loccisano

The trio Lady A didn't go for the matching outfits this year, but they all look great so we'll let it slide.

Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins, 2017

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Photo credit: Michael Loccisano

Thomas Rhett is performing at the 2022 CMT Music Awards, but this time he's got an extra addition — daughter Ada James!

Carrie Underwood, 2019

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Photo credit: Mike Coppola

We've said it once and we'll say it again — Ms. Carrie Underwood gets it right every time.

Eric and Jessie James Decker, 2019

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Photo credit: Mike Coppola

Eric and Jessie James Decker walked the carpet as a couple and looked like they were having the best night ever.

Katelyn and Kane Brown, 2019

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Photo credit: Mike Coppola

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Maren Morris, 2019

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Photo credit: Mike Coppola

"Chasing After You" singer Maren Morris isn't afraid to show a little extra skin in an embellished mini dress.

RaeLynn, 2019

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Photo credit: Mike Coppola

RaeLynn's floral dress is giving us major Bridgerton vibes before the hit Netflix show even existed.

Brooks & Dunn, 2020

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Brooks & Dunn chose to keep things simple and laid back on the CMT Music Awards red carpet.

Gabby Barrett, 2020

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Jimmie Allen and Noah Cyrus, 2020

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Jimmie Allen and Noah Cyrus? Now, here's a duo we'd love to see collaborate together!

Kelsea Ballerini, 2021

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Photo credit: Jason Kempin

Just a year ago, Kelsea Ballerini looked like a vision in pink and now she's hosting the CMT Music Awards (again) alongside actor Anthony Mackie.

Little Big Town, 2021

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Photo credit: Jason Kempin

Last year, Little Big Town won an award for their song "Wine, Beer and Whiskey." Now, the band is set to perform at the 2022 CMT Music Awards.

Mickey Guyton, 2021

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Photo credit: Jason Kempin

A queen dresses the part, right? Although, Mickey Guyton didn't win last year, we can't wait to see her take the stage at this year's award show.

Faith Hill, 2022

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Photo credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty Images

The singer and 1883 star rocked this beautiful glittering green dress at the 2022 ceremony, looking like an award winner even if she wasn’t nominated.

Carrie Underwood, 2022

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This gorgeous look was from Underwood’s show stopping performance of her song “Ghost Story,” which ended with her being lifted up on silks at the end of the number.

Lainey Wilson, 2022

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Wilson was glowing in her look when she came onstage to perform Never Say Never,” alongside Cole Swindell.

Monica, 2022

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Photo credit: Jason Kempin - Getty Images

The singer and actress Monica also performed alongside Jimmie Allen and Little Big Town at the 2022 ceremony.

Isabel May, 2022

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Photo credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty Images

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Maddie Font, 2022

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Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images

Maddie Font, of the group Maddie & Tae is pictured here winning the Duo/Group Video of the Year award for “Woman You Got.”

Black Pumas, 2022

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Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images

Adrian Quesada and Eric Burton, lead members of the psychedelic soul band Black Pumas, brought flair and personality to the CMT music awards red carpet.

Rest assured, Carrie was not entirely snubbed by the awards show. She received a nomination for the coveted Entertainer of the Year award, alongside Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Chris Stapleton, and Lainey Wilson.

Tune in to see who wins! The CMA Awards air on Wednesday, November 8, at 8 EST/7 CST on ABC and stream the next day on Hulu.

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