CMA Awards Apologize for Their Media Guidelines

Country Music

The CMA Awards have rescinded their media guidelines that asked press not to focus on politics, guns, or the recent Las Vegas shooting. After backlash from artists like Brad Paisley, Ryan Adams, and Maren Morris, they issued the following statement:

CMA apologizes for the recently distributed restrictions in the CMA Awards media guidelines, which have since been lifted. The sentiment was not to infringe and was created with the best of intentions to honor and celebrate Country Music.