Wynonna Issues Swift Apology for CMA Insult

Country star regrets "negative statement"

Friday, Nov 13, 2009  |  Updated 1:15 AM PDT
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At least Wynonna didn’t interrupt Taylor Swift's acceptance speech.

Country music veteran Wynonna Judd apologized to the teen pop sensation Thursday after suggesting Swift didn’t deserve to win top prize at this year’s Country Music Awards, Usmagazine reports.

“My intent was not to take anything away from her talent and contributions to the country music industry...all of which are truly unprecedented for an artist of ANY age,” Judd wrote on her website.

But she acknowledged what she said from the red carpet at the CMAs had come across “as a negative statement.”

Moments before Swift swept the awards show, Judd told an interviewer she thought the 19-year-old star was too young to have “earned” her accolades.

“You want my honest comment? It’s too much too soon," Judd told USA Today. “Time is God’s way of keeping everything from happening at once. It’s just too much of a good thing too soon.”

She added that back in the day she spent a year with her mom driving to radio stations to promote her music -- a musician’s equivalent of “I used to walk to school 10 miles uphill,” BuzzGloss notes.

As part of the mother/daughter group “The Judds,” Wynonna went on to win Country Duo of the Year seven times at the CMAs, according to her website.


 

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