The wonderful Melissa Moskal from the Young America’s Foundation e-mails me on how it went down at the Country Music Awards last night: the important thing to note about last night’s ACMs wasn’t covered in the wire reports…
The Chicks were nominated for several awards. When their names were announced for nominations pre-performance, the audience clapped for them.
It was only AFTER the performance, when whatsherface wore the “F*** You Toby Keith” shirt, and their name was read for “Entertainer of the Year,” that the audience booed. And, poetically, Toby Keith beat them out for that award.
People might have started to forgive them for the anti-Bush remarks. But picking a fight with reigning country badass Toby Keith has just gotten them totally ostracized from the country community.