CMA Awards Fall To Lowest Ratings In History
From the ACM's to the CMT awards, and now the CMA's. Country's "biggest" nights are dwindling. Not only do they feature most of the same cookie cutter, pop garbage, every fricken' year, they just suck.
Sure, there's always a few positives, like the Charlie Daniels and Joe Diffie tribute last night, along with Eric Church finally winning Entertainer Of The Year, but at a time where Covid has screwed pretty much everything, you have to find ways to be better.
There were only 6.8 million viewers last night and to put that into perspective, until last night, the lowest ratings ever for the CMA's came in at 10.1 million viewers in 2018.
One of the BIGGEST problems with last night was the hosts. I love Darius and Reba, but they just aren't funny. They lacked chemistry and were very forgettable. The fans have made very clear that they want Brad and Carrie back to host. The show hasn't been the same since those two, just like the ACM awards haven't been the same since Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan hosted.
Look, we know we're not going to see a performance from Zach Bryan or Whiskey Myers or Tanner Usrey on these nights, but what about a little freshness from mainstream artists who have multiple number 1's, no? I know Lee Brice was supposed to perform with Carly Pearce but where's he been at now for a while? No performances of "Rumor," "Boy", nor his most recent number 1 song "One Of Them Girls."
Where's Justin Moore been? Dustin Lynch? Kip Moore? Chris Young? Brantley Gilbert? Billy Currington? Jake Owen?
Just something diverse and fresh. Maybe, gee, I don't know...Cody Johnson? We're not expecting there not to be any "pop country" because, and I'm sorry to traditionalists, sometimes pop country is good. It's just pop country is now just pop that happens to co-exist in the country genre. Whatever the hell the reason is for that, is beyond me.
With all of that said, listen country music award shows; I promise if you throw in Sturgill Simpson or Childers, or Colter Wall or Justin Moore, no FGL fan will say "I'm not going to watch." THEY WILL STILL WATCH. If anything you'd just gain more viewers from it.
Thanks for coming to my ted talk.
Haha. Thanks brother. Playing it would be awesome. But, I’d settle for being a part of it at all at this point. Apparently, a 13 year career, 15 hit records (9 number 1’s), and nearly 5 million albums sold don’t get it done. 🤷🏻♂️. Love country radio though!🙌🏻 https://t.co/KaXHIjgnk7— Justin Moore (@JustinColeMoore) November 11, 2020