The 2022 CMA Awards have come and gone, and Carrie Underwood fans were left fuming after hearing the results for the most coveted win of the night.

Since the country music star won American Idol back in 2005, she’s received a multitude of accolades. But there’s one award she has never won, despite receiving four nominations for it six years in a row: Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards. While folks had had high hopes that the “Demin & Rhinestones” singer would finally be named the winner at this year’s ceremony, the results unfortunately didn’t go in her favor.

For the second year in a row, Luke Combs was named CMA’s 2022 Entertainer of the Year. As he took in the news, the camera also caught Carrie’s reaction for a quick moment. Instead of looking upset, she handled the loss with grace and simply clapped for her fellow nominee’s victory.

Though the “Before He Cheats” artist didn’t have the best of luck this go-around at the CMA Awards, she had a legion of fans in her corner. Many immediately reacted to the news on Instagram and they weren’t happy.

“CMA, WHAT do you have against the best entertainer in country music?! Carrie Underwood has sold out concerts all over the country, a Las Vegas residency, new music and yet she was totally ignored AGAIN! Unbelievable,” one person wrote in the comments. “You were robbed once again!!! Maybe next year they’ll get it right 🙏 🙌,” another follower assured the musician. “Not sure what happened but you deserved to win entertainer of the year and female [vocalist]!” a different person noted, referencing her other loss to Lainey Wilson for 2022 Female Vocalist of the Year.

Instagram wasn’t the only place where folks were livid over Carrie’s turn of events. On Twitter, one user agreed that the night would’ve been different “if [the CMA] actually let her win EOTY for once.”

At least viewers had the chance to see the singer in her rightful element, as she performed three times over the course of the awards show, including her latest single, “Hate My Heart.”

We can all agree on one thing: Carrie is truly a music star, with or without an Entertainer of the Year award in her arsenal.

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