Cam Was Okay with Losing CMA Song of the Year to Lori McKenna Because She’s So “Humble and Kind”


There’s no doubt that the CMA Song of the Year category was stacked this year. Among the five songs nominated was “Burning House,” which was both co-written and recorded by Cam.

During the red carpet festivities last night, the 31-year-old singer took some time to talk to us about what the nomination meant to her. When asked what she would do if “Humble and Kind” writer Lori McKenna beat her, Cam quickly replied, “Cry happy tears.”

“She’s who I’m hoping will beat me, she’s amazing,” Cam continued. “I’d be just as happy for her as for me because I feel like she’s been writing a lot longer, I think she’s a better writer and she’s further along. So, I think she deserves it.”

So, I think it’s safe to say that Lori, who did go on to win the award, has the support of Cam and the rest of the country music community behind her.