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Watch: Miranda Lambert Takes COVID-19 Protocols to the Next Level at 2020 CMA Awards

by Madison Miller
Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMA

It seems like the CMAs on Nov. 11 were BYOB. Or, at least it was for country music star Miranda Lambert.

Lambert showed up to the CMAs with her own personal tumbler as well as her own cooler to refill her drinks at the 2020 CMA Awards.

Miranda Lambert and Her Cooler

The show on Wednesday was strict and safe with their regulations for COVID-19. A small group of artists was allowed to sit in the audience. They were also required to take a COVID-19 test prior to attending.

However, with the rapid spread of COVID-19, Lambert wanted to take the extra precautions. She posted a video to share with her fans on TikTok.


Always be prepared y’all. #cmaawards

♬ original sound – Miranda Lambert

Fans were entertained by Lambert’s decision to serve herself at a huge awards show like the CMAs.

One fan responded on TikTok, “This is why you are soooo loved …” while another said “And this. Is why ur my hero!!”

Award-winning country artist by day, regular cooler-owning inspiration by night.

At the CMAs, Lambert also won in the Music Video of the Year category. She also performed her single “Settling Down.”

COVID-19 Spikes

The CMAs were met with some criticism because it was held inside right as Nashville, as well as much of the country, continues to see dramatic rises in positive COVID-19 cases.

According to The New York Times, Tennessee has about 295,000 cases with 3,814 deaths as of this morning. News Channel 5 in Nashville also reported that Tennessee reported its highest single-day COVID-19 increase of 5,071 on Nov. 9.

The Associated Press also pulled out of their coverage of the CMAs due to restrictions to photographers and screen captures.

“The AP said it would cover the show if it could take screenshots of the broadcast, as it has done successfully for the Emmy Awards, BET Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and others. The CMA instead said it would only grant AP permission if it agreed to not move screenshots from the broadcast that included the faces of guests seated in the audience,” ABC News reported.

AP then decided not to cover the event after feeling that they would not be able to get an accurate, full representation.

Some artists also had “prop masks” that they held up at the event.