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Eric Church Calls Out Garth Brooks For Lip-Syncing During CMAs

Eric Church slammed Garth Brooks in a recent interview with ‘Rolling Stone’ regarding the latter’s lip-synced CMA performance: ‘It pissed me off.’

Eric Church has little patience for performers who lip-sync. After finding out that Garth Brooks lip-synced his CMA show, Church didn’t hold back on the criticism.

“That pissed me off,” the 41-year-old told Rolling Stone. “To me, lip-syncing is and always will be a red line. It’s fabricated. I don’t want young artists thinking it’s OK, because it’s not.”

Church also thought it added insult to injury that Brooks won Entertainer of the Year.

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“So the winner of the biggest category of the night lip-synced in the biggest moment on the show?” Church added. “F**k that! 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.”

Brooks openly admitted to lip-syncing in a press conference after the award show. He said that after performing 12 shows in ten days, his voice was tired. “My voice just isn’t going anywhere, and we wanted to represent country music the best we can,” he explained at the time.

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