MIRANDA LAMBERT endorses CARRIE UNDERWOOD for CMA Entertainer of the Year.  She hit up Instagram with nice words on all of the Entertainer of the Year nominees, but her pick is Carrie.  Here’s what she said:

On Keith Urban:  “A friend and a hero of mine.  He took me on tour in 2005.  The first big tour I ever got to be part of.  He believed in me when I was a baby artist and I will be forever grateful.”

On Garth Brooks:  “‘In Pieces’ [was] the first cassette tape I bought with my own money from doing chores.  My first concert, [at] Texas stadium in 1993.  The beginning of a twinkle in my eye.  It was life-changing.”

On Eric Church:  “One of the best songwriters of all time, in my opinion.  He turns a phrase like no other.  I’ve had the pleasure of writing with him and he is someone that will push [me to] say something in a different way.”

On Chris Stapleton:  “The kind of voice and songwriting that makes you want to quit . . . and work harder.  A sound that can’t be beat.  Period.”

After saying sincere stuff about the guys, she went with all the reasons Carrie should win.  There’s her kick-ass skill at organizing and headlining an all-female tour . . . of which Miranda says, “Ain’t for the faint of heart.”

And then she really poured it on.  Quote:  “[Carrie] put out her first single in 2005 and from then on country music was changed for good.  That iconic voice has been classing up our stages, charts and televisions for a decade and a half.

“The Voice.  The legs.  The songs.  The brand.  The mom.  The wife.  The Okie.  The Jesus lover.  The blonde bombshell that is Carrie.  She blows me away every time I hear her sing.  She never wavers in who she is or what she stands for.

“She’s stayed true and pushed herself to be better.  If you’ve never heard her sing ‘How Great Thou Art’ do yourself a favor and listen.  So for the sake of sequins, Spanx, and spray tans, take it home!  You ‘Carrie’ the torch.  Entertainer of the Year.”

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Its fall weather in Nashville! Sitting here on my porch, I realize with the chill in the air that it’s getting closer to Nov which means my birthday month and @CMAawards final voting time. Entertainer Of The Year is the big one So I’m gonna share my two cents. 💙Keith- a friend and a hero of mine. He took me on tour in 2005. The first big tour I ever got to be part of. He belived in me when I was a baby artist and I will be forever grateful. 💙Garth – In Pieces. My first cassette tape I bought with my own money from doing chores. My first concert, Texas stadium 1993. The beginning of a twinkle in my eye. It was life changing. 💙Eric -one of the best songwriters of all time in my opinion. He turns a phrase like no other. I’ve had the pleasure of writing with him and he is someone that will push say something in a different way. 💙Chris- the kind of voice & songwriting that makes you want to quit, and work harder. A sound that can’t be beat. Period. 💗Carrie- The Entertainer Of The Year. Because… Currently being on tour with all female artists, I’ve been thinking a lot about all the work that goes into what we do. The most amazing job in the world. But it ain’t for the faint of heart. @carrieunderwood is on an all female tour too. The Cry Pretty Tour 360. She put out her first single in 2005 and from then on country music was changed for good. That iconic voice has been classin’ up our stages, charts and televisions for a decade and a half. The Voice. The legs. The songs. The brand. The mom. The wife. The okie. The Jesus lover. The blonde bombshell that is Carrie. She blows me away every time I hear her sing. She never wavers in who she is or what she stands for. She has stayed true & pushed herself to be better. If you have never heard her sing “How Great Thou Art” do yourself a favor and listen. I have her back in this picture and I’ll always have her back. So for the sake of sequins, spanx and spray tans, take it home! You Carrie the torch! 😉#Carrieon #EOTY

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