^Well that sucks.
Me trying not to care about this award:
I am happy for Carrie but she also deserved Album and Song nominations as well. Storyteller is such amazing album. I want Carrie to preform CCA although I'm not expecting it. Carrie clearly loves the song considering her preforming it so many times and adding it to tour. I think if it were up to her she would release it as single. I wish her label would release the song but anyway .. She slays it live and CCA deserves to be heard on award show especially if it not going to be single. Carrie deserves to win EOTY. She deserves it so much after doing so well with her tour and sold out MSG.
Congrats to Carrie on her 2 noms but the fact that Carrie can have the year that she just had and then Miranda and Maren are the ones who earn six noms each is pretty telling about how this award show is probably going to go. Over the years I have learned to care less and less about these politically driven awards but for some reason I really am quite pissed about this.
BMG (based in Germany, but with a global reach), were one of the World's top record companies, until 2004, accounting for over a fifth of World output. The merger with Sony, originally on 50-50 terms, led to a considerable upheaval in staff, leading to the departure of Nashville chief John Grady. Recording responsibilities were shared between Rolf Holz-Schmidt in New York and Joe Galante in Nashville. The former had little experience or apparent involvement in Country Music; the latter dropped several of Grady's signings, and arguably gave Sony Nashville a more General Music-friendly profile.
The joint venture was short-lived. Sony Global emerged as the dominant beneficiary of the deal, which was one of the examples of increasing consolidation in the "majors". Bertelmanns sold their share of the joint recording holdings to Sony Global, who soon dropped the name Sony-BMG - which is why we rarely hear of the joint name today. BMG also later sold their music publishing interests to Universal. The company itself still exists, concentrating on artist rights management, but I think all their former recording activities are now simply run by Sony.
Adele is obviously very proud of 25 (the way she talked about it when winning AOTY assures that), but she is humble enough to know and publicly acknowledge that Beyoncé deserved AOTY instead of her.
Adele and Carrie are some of the most humble artists I've seen.
In 2009, when Carrie won for the 3rd year in a row the Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, she publicly said she knew the success helped her win. At both the red carpet and the press room she said that, addressing that less-successful songs virtually do not have a chance against successful ones.
Miranda is selfish and greedy, she would never do that.
I think the Grammys are unique in that they award the body of work - the individual song recordings and the albums, the production, a video, or a single vocal performance. The Grammys award the music and the pendulum can sometimes swing between awarding creativity or awarding success, so even though Adele did it, I don't she should have felt like she had to say Beyonce deserved it. I admire it and the Miranda/FVOTY situation did enter my mind. With the country award shows, though, you also have awards that are for the artist that had the most successful year (MVOTY/FVOTY), which in theory, should never be subjective - they should be based on stats or the ability of the artist to put on a show and bring country music to the masses (in the case of EOTY). So, hypothetically, if TWOTW was awarded an AOTY award over Storyteller (or vice versa), I would never feel like Miranda or Carrie should feel like they have to say the other deserves it, because those awards can be based on creativity or commercial success. In the case of FVOTY, I do think that Miranda absolutely did not deserve several of her awards and should have acknowledged that much like Adele did (even if I don't agree with Adele doing it in that particular situation).
So, basically, art is subjective, commercial success is not, IMHO.
If we go by the logic that picking someone to win is subjective, then we should all be OK with Miranda winning every year, "as the voters thought she was the best". And also be OK with Carrie's work not even being nominated, "as the voters didn't think it was worth a nom". All subjective, right?
FVOTY, AOTY... any category is subjective, then. Because someone has to picked out of the bunch.
If we go by that logic, then we shouldn't even complain or bother about award shows, as they are all based on subjectiveness, then. Everything is OK, then.
I'm not talking about awards that recognize commercial success (Billboard, etc), but regular awards like Grammys, CMA and ACM...
I have always said that eventually this would backfire on her, and I think it has. She has minimal radio success, and due to releasing we should be friends instead of a better song her album progress has stalled.