You’ll Never Believe The Reason This Country Star Is Ditching The CMA Awards At The Last Minute


The 50th Annual CMA Awards are being held tonight at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The biggest names in country music will be in attendance. George Strait, Vince Gill, Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Dwight Yoakam, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and more are scheduled to perform.

In conjunction with the 50th annual show, the Country Music Association released an epic mashup music video with some of these same stars, plus many more, called “Forever Country”.

One of the artists who was part of “Forever Country” has been doing press all week in preparation for the CMA Awards, but he just revealed that he has decided not to attend the show!

Brett Eldredge, who has been burning up the charts this year with “Drunk On Your Love” and “Wanna Be That Song”, has been a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, and even filmed his latest music video at their legendary home stadium, Wrigley Field.

The Cubs have not won a World Series Since 1908 and have only been in the postseason 8 times since 1984. Their 108 year championship drought is the longest in all four major American professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL).

The CMA Awards happen to fall on the same night as Game 7 of the World Series where the Cubs could end their long drought. It would be historic in more ways than one. They were down 3-1 in the best of 7 series and managed to fight their way back to force a seventh game.

Eldredge was in the stands at the October 31st game.

In an Instagram video, the 2014 CMA New Artist of the Year winner announced his last minute plans.

“The CMA Awards are tonight, the 50th Anniversary, but so is Game 7 of the World Series,” he said. “I gotta go to this game. Once in a lifetime! Who’s ready for the game tonight?!”

He accompanied it with a version of the famous “Go Cubs Go” song along with some chanting and cheering.

Would you skip out on the CMA Awards for this once in a lifetime game? Watch his announcement below.

Sing with me!? GO @cubs GO! Game 7, Cleveland, here we come!

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