Brad Paisley gave the Country Music Association about three seconds to “do the right thing” and change its mind about a ban the award show placed on media questions about the Las Vegas shooting, guns and politics today — and CMA listened.
The CMA rescinded its position soon after Paisley took to Twitter to bash the guidelines for press covering the 51st Annual CMA Awards ceremony on Wednesday. The CMA had demanded journalists not focus “coverage of the CMA Awards Red Carpet and Backstage Media Center on the Las Vegas tragedy, gun rights, political affiliations or topics of the like” — under threat of credentials potentially being “revoked via security escort.”
“I’m sure the CMA will do the right thing and rescind these ridiculous and unfair press guidelines. In 3…2….1…..,” this award show’s co-host tweeted.
“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.”
More to come…
I'm sure the CMA will do the right thing and rescind these ridiculous and unfair press guidelines. In 3…2….1…..
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) November 3, 2017
— Will Hoge (@WillHoge) November 3, 2017
— Cam (@camcountry) November 3, 2017