10 Things You Didn't See on the 2014 CMA Awards

Our in-house and backstage reporters share what you didn't catch on TV, from lost underwear to competitor threats

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Brandy Clark Fans Bum Out
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Brandy Clark Fans Bum Out

There was an audible cheer in the press room — followed by a gasp — when Brantley Gilbert announced the winner of the coveted New Artist Award: the first notes of a hearty cheer erupted when an elongated "Brrr" sounded like the beginnings of universally-acclaimed underdog Brandy Clark's name. As soon as it became clear that Brett Eldredge was the owner of that "Br," the crowd hushed – with a touch of disappointment. Not to knock the well-deserving winner, but it was clear the press was hoping for its favorite indie songstress to prevail.

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