Faith Hill Fury Story Kept Alive by Leann Rimes' Post

Posted on November 9, 2006

Many bloggers are discussing Faith Hill's outburst at the 2006 CMA Awards after losing the Female Vocalist of the Year award to Carrie Underwood. It is something that many stars have probably secretly wanted to do after losing a big award at an award's show. Faith Hill and her publicity team immediately tried to quiet speculation about the outburst with a statement that her shouting of "What!" after losing the award was just a joke and that she wasn't not being disrespectful.

An article on Blogcritics explains how a post on Leann Rimes official website kept the story alive after the attempt by the publicist to say it was just a joke. The post by Faith Hill's friend Leann Rimes had a much different tone than the explanation given by Hill in her statement. This is part of the post Rimes made on her website according to the Blogcritics article.

"Okay, I usually keep quiet on topics like this but I feel I need to stand up for my friend, Faith. She was just being honest and emotional like every other person sitting at home with an opinion. These awards shows are SO political and we all get fed up with them. We all work very hard and have for many years so to see someone come in and win Female Vocalist that has been here for a VERY short time, is a little disheartening."

Unfortunately, the post has since been removed from Rimes' website. It certainly sounds like a much more honest explanation of what happened. Faith Hill has quickly become a hot topic in the blogosphere. She is currently the second top search on Technorati surpassed only by Donald Rumsfeld.

Her outburst is also popular on Blogcritics author Chris Evans writes, "There are currently 14 different videos of the now infamous 'Faith Hill Freak-Out' on YouTube, with a combined viewership of nearly 3 million." That was yesterday. Today, if you search YouTube for Faith Hill (and sort by view count) you can see several videos of her outburst with millions of views. There are easily over 7 million views total for these videos. It wasn't a good awards show for Faith Hill.

Taste of Country has included the Faith Hill reaction it in its list of 6 unforgettable CMA Awards controversies.

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