In a Tweet posted late Monday (Oct. 7), Lambert begins by celebrating Underwood's competition. Keith Urban gets honored as a "friend and hero of mine," Garth Brooks conjures memories of Lambert's first cassette tape (In Pieces) and first concert (Texas Stadium, 1993), Eric Church receives high praise as "one of the best songwriters of all time" and Chris Stapleton gets lauded for "a sound that can't be beat."
Kind words for four fellow Nashville stars followed a 190-word essay about why they should all take a backseat to Underwood when the 53rd annual CMA Award winners are announced on Nov. 13.
It's 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... pic.twitter.com/lAS2GvmtUH
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) October 8, 2019
"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," Lambert writes. "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."
"I have her back in this picture and I'll always have her back," Lambert adds. "So for the sake of sequins, spanx and spray tans, take it home! You Carrie the torch!"
Underwood appears as a duet partner on "Somethin' Bad," off Lambert's 2014 album Platinum.