Miranda Lambert endorses Carrie Underwood for CMA Entertainer of the Year: Read her touching post

Miranda Lambert endorsed Carrie Underwood for Entertainer of the Year ahead of this year's CMA Awards with a touching Instagram post.

The "Tin Man" singer, who has been nominated for the CMAs' biggest award three times throughout her career, paid homage to each of this year's five nominees -- Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood -- but put her weight behind Underwood, who has never won the award and has remarkably only been nominated one previous time.

"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," Lambert started. "Entertainer Of The Year is the big one So I’m gonna share my two cents."

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Lambert then shared complimentary words about the male artists nominated for the award, before encouraging her followers to vote for Underwood.

"Carrie- The Entertainer Of The Year. Because... Currently being on tour with all female artists, I’ve been thinking a lot about all the work that goes into what we do. The most amazing job in the world. But it ain’t for the faint of heart," she wrote. "@carrieunderwood is on an all female tour too. The Cry Pretty Tour 360. She put out her first single in 2005 and from then on country music was changed for good." 

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LAS VEGAS - APRIL 2: Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood backstage during THE 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Francis Specker/CBS via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 01: Singers Carrie Underwood (L) and Miranda Lambert perform onstage at the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on April 1, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for ACM)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood perform during the 2014 CMA Festival at LP Field on June 6, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood perform during the 2014 CMA Festival on June 6, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert perform onstage during the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert perform onstage at the 2014 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert perform onstage during the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Carrie Underwood (L) and Miranda Lambert attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert attend the 2014 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood arrive at the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 20: Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood on the set of their video shoot for "Something Bad" at Events on 3rd. May 20, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
(L-R) Singers Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert arrive at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singers Carrie Underwood (L) and Miranda Lambert arrive at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Recording artists Miranda Lambert (L) and Carrie Underwood perform during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Recording artists Miranda Lambert (L) and Carrie Underwood perform during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Singers Carrie Underwood (L) and Miranda Lambert attend the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Billboard Awards 2014/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Singers Miranda Lambert (L) and Carrie Underwood pose during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Billboard Awards 2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: Recording artists Carrie Underwood (L) and Miranda Lambert attend the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/ACMA2014/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: Recording artists Carrie Underwood (L) and Miranda Lambert attend the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rick Diamond/ACMA2014/Getty Images for ACM)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: Singers Carrie Underwood (L) and Miranda Lambert pose during the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Singers Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert attend the 2012 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/ACA2012/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 05: (L) Musicians Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert attend the American Country Awards 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/ACA2011/Getty Images for ACA)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 04: (L-R) Musicians Jennifer Nettles, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Naomi Judd, and Wynonna Judd perform onstage during ACM Presents: Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country concert held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 4, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 04: (L-R) Honorees Jennifer Nettles, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood pose backstage during ACM Presents: Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country concert held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 4, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2011/Getty Images for ACM)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Miranda Lampert and Carrie Underwood backstage at the 2010 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 19: Singer Carrie Underwood (L) and musician Miranda Lambert pose in the audience during Brooks & Dunn's The Last Rodeo Show at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 19, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/ACMA2010/Getty Images for ACMA)
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 18: Musician Miranda Lambert (left) and Singer Carrie Underwood (right) backstage at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/ACMA2010/Getty Images for ACMA)
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"That iconic voice has been classin’ up our stages, charts and televisions for a decade and a half," Lambert went on. "The Voice. The legs. The songs. The brand. The mom. The wife. The okie. The Jesus lover. The blonde bombshell that is Carrie. 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." 

"If you have never heard her sing 'How Great Thou Art' do yourself a favor and listen," she finished. "I have her back in this picture and I’ll always have her back. So for the sake of sequins, spanx and spray tans, take it home! You Carrie the torch!"

Lambert and Underwood have been friends for years, and they collaborated on the 2014 duet, "Somethin' Bad," which won the CMTAward for Collaborative Video of the year.

It's worth noting that the Entertainer of the Year category at the CMAs has historically been dominated by men: In the past 20 years, the award has only gone to women on three occasions: Dixie Chicks in 2000 and Taylor Swift in 2009 and 2011. Since 2015, only three of the category's 25 nomination slots have gone to women: Two for Lambert and one for Underwood.

The winner of the 2019 CMA Entertainer of the Year will be announced on Wednesday, November 13, when the 53rd annual Country Music Association Awards air live on ABC at 8 p.m. EST.

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Its 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. 💙Keith- a friend and a hero of mine. He took me on tour in 2005. The first big tour I ever got to be part of. He belived in me when I was a baby artist and I will be forever grateful. 💙Garth - In Pieces. My first cassette tape I bought with my own money from doing chores. My first concert, Texas stadium 1993. The beginning of a twinkle in my eye. It was life changing. 💙Eric -one of the best songwriters of all time in my opinion. He turns a phrase like no other. I’ve had the pleasure of writing with him and he is someone that will push say something in a different way. 💙Chris- the kind of voice & songwriting that makes you want to quit, and work harder. A sound that can’t be beat. Period. 💗Carrie- The Entertainer Of The Year. Because... Currently being on tour with all female artists, I’ve been thinking a lot about all the work that goes into what we do. The most amazing job in the world. But it ain’t for the faint of heart. @carrieunderwood is on an all female tour too. The Cry Pretty Tour 360. 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. The Voice. The legs. The songs. The brand. The mom. The wife. The okie. The Jesus lover. The blonde bombshell that is Carrie. 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. If you have never heard her sing “How Great Thou Art” do yourself a favor and listen. I have her back in this picture and I’ll always have her back. So for the sake of sequins, spanx and spray tans, take it home! You Carrie the torch! 😉#Carrieon #EOTY

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