Garth Brooks admits to lip-syncing CMA performance

Garth Brooks admits to lip-syncing CMA performance

Garth admitted he did lip-synch, saying that he was considering using a track for his performance before the show.

The "Friends in Low Places" singer was dubbed entertainer of the year - for the second consecutive year and for the sixth time overall - Wednesday during country music's biggest night.

"Can we just give him the Garth Brooks' Award, for being". "We did our rehearsals today and a game time call on whether or not we would sing to track or lip sync it and I made a decision to lip sync because the voice was just not there and you want to represent country music the best you can". "I'm not even sure what the whole diagram of business is anymore in music, but I'll tell you what: If you surround yourself with people who believe".

After former entertainer of the year honoree Reba McEntire presented him with the award, Brooks, 55, took the stage. "I'm so happy, happy for the band and crew". His voice, he said on Wednesday, was worn down from 12 shows in 10 days.

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Brooks, who won his first CMA for Entertainer of the Year in 1991, noted that he's now having some of the best years of his career while doing it on his own terms.

Brooks, who's been touring since 2014 with fellow country star (and wife of 12 years) Trisha Yearwood, will wrap things up in Nashville in December after 383 shows. "They work their asses off", he says. I just think we're all going to sleep for a while. Garth was up against Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Eric Church for the honor.

The 51st Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Nov 8, 2017.

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