Naomi Judd is mad....and she's not keeping quiet about it..She is upset with CMT for barely acknowlegding the passing of George Jones. And I agree 100% with her...She wrote an open letter to The Tennessean about it..
Here is an exert of her letter...
”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,” Judd wrote. “Yet, the ‘Country’ Music Television awards show allowed only a ‘by the way’ mention of Jones’ death and legacy.”
“Incongruously, they chose alternative music group the Mavericks to perform their short version of George’s “The Race Is On,” she added.
The singer also wasn’t happy with the variety of artists who appeared on the show. “Every year, CMT includes artists of unrelated genres, many of whom some country music fans don’t even know,” she disputed. “I suggest the CMT Awards show change its name. Perhaps to ‘the Multi-Genre Awards Show, Featuring Artists under 30.’”
Judd closed her letter with an acknowledgement of the backlash she’s anticipating after her letter is seen by the network. “I realize speaking out will cause me to now be forever banned by CMT. But I’m tired of folks messing with my country music. Especially when it involves my dear friend George Jones.”
Here is the minor tribute CMT did to the great, George Jones
Do you agree?