Photo: Kris ConnorThe CMT Awards have built a reputation as the edgiest of the annual crop of country-music awards shows, with viewers expecting to see crazy skits, jokes, and performers/presenters from genres way out of the country arena. Some fans love the diversity, some hate it--but one country legend has spoken out firmly that she's completely over it.
Naomi Judd reached her breaking point with the show this year when, in her opinion, the CMT Awards did not pay appropriate respects to the late icon George Jones, who died in April. In a terse letter to the Tennessean, she blasted her disapproval: "George Jones is to country music what The Beatles are to pop, the Rolling Stones to rock, Elvis to rockabilly, Mozart to classical and Aretha to soul.
"Yet, the 'Country' Music Television awards show allowed only a 'by the way' mention of Jones’ death and legacy."Read More »from Naomi Judd Slams CMT Awards Over Alleged George Jones Slight