CMAs lift media ban on questions about Las Vegas shootings, politics after angry Brad Paisley tweet

Apparently, when Brad Paisley speaks, people listen.

Barely two hours after the singer and co-host of the CMAs criticized the organization for attempting to forbid reporters from asking performers about “the Las Vegas tragedy, gun rights, political affiliations or topics of the like” — under threat of credentials potentially being “revoked via security escort” — the ban has been lifted.

“CMA apologizes for the recently distributed restrictions in the CMA Awards media guidelines, which have since been lifted,” the company said in a press release. “The sentiment was not to infringe and was created with the best of intentions to honor and celebrate Country Music.”

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NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood perform onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Trisha Yearwood performs onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Kelsea Ballerini performs onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Kix Brooks, Jason Aldean, and Ronnie Dunn perform onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
THE 50th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS - The 50th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, broadcasts live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, November 2 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images) BRAD PAISLEY, CARRIE UNDERWOOD
THE 50th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS - The 50th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, broadcasts live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, November 2 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images) BRAD PAISLEY, CARRIE UNDERWOOD
THE 50th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS - The 50th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, broadcasts live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, November 2 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images) CARRIE UNDERWOOD, RANDY TRAVIS, BRAD PAISLEY, VINCE GILL, REBA MCENTIRE
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Hayley Orrantia, Olivia Newton-John and Wendi McLendon-Covey speak onstage during the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Brad Paisley and Charley Pride perform onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Kelsea Ballerini performs onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: (L-R) Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman presents an award onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Carrie Underwood, Randy Travis and Brad Paisley perform onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Reba McEntire speaks onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Roy Clark and Brad Paisley perform onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Singer-songwriter Maren Morris performs onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Jennifer Garner speaks onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook and Philip Sweet of Little Big Town accept an award onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Keith Urban performs onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Carrie Underwood performs onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: (L-R) Charlie Daniels, Charley Pride, Dwight Yoakam, Carrie Underwood, Randy Travis, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, and Vince Gill perform onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
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Paisley, who had tweeted “I’m sure the CMA will do the right thing and rescind these ridiculous and unfair press guidelines. In 3…2….1…..,” was quick to applaud the move, tweeting shortly after the statement was released:

“Bravo CMA awards for doing the right thing & apologizing for this mistake. All are welcome, let’s have a great show.”

The CMA Awards take place Wednesday night at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Performers include Paisley and fellow host Carrie Underwood, along with Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Chris Stapleton and more.

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Best dressed of the 2016 CMA Awards
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Kelsea Ballerini looked colorful and lovely in this playful Michael Costello dress.

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Taylor Swift surprised the audience to present an award, and killed it in this Julien Macdonald dress.

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Miranda Lambert was positively glowing in this black Georges Hobeika dress with sheer elements.

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A cape done right! Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum was flawless in a white curve-hugging gown.

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Jennifer Garner's Jenny Packham column dress was the picture of elegance.

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Jennifer Nettles made a statement with this high-neck J. Mendel number, and we loved it.

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Nicole Kidman is always taking fashion risks, but we think this Gucci gown was a hit.

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Carrie Underwood had many outfit changes, but her sparkling red carpet dress was one of our favorites.

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RaeLynn's Paolo Sebastian gown has a very ethereal feel, and surely she felt like a princess.

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Talk about another risk! Danielle Bradbery's leggy Leanne Marshall dress was definitely daring, but she pulls it off.

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Kaitlyn Bristowe showed off her toned tummy in this two-piece black lace gown, and she looked gorgeous.

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Kimberly Williams-Paisley looked gorgeous in green.

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