Eric Church Isn’t Cool With Garth Brooks

At the 2017 CMA Awards, Eric Church was among the nominees for Entertainer of the Year along with Garth Brooks.  Church admits that losing to Brooks was a bummer — but going home without that trophy wasn’t what upset him most.
Brooks admitted that he’d lip-synced his performance at the event because his voice wasn’t up to a live performance.
“(BLEEP) that!” Church says. “And I didn’t like his excuse at all. I felt like he was speaking for the other nominees. I can speak for myself: I’m not lip-syncing. If I can’t sing, I won’t sing, or I’ll sing badly. But at least you’ll get what you get.”
Besides, Church adds, Garth’s lip-synced performance sets a bad example for the next generation of young Country artists, many of whom idolize him.