The record seven-time winner of the CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year said he is pulling out due in part due to backlash over taking home the award last year after Carrie Underwood was expected to win. “It made winning Entertainer of the Year not as fun,” Brooks said. But one tweet out of the thousands stuck with him. “It said, 'Why doesn’t he step down and have entertainer of the year be for the next generation.' I 100 percent agreed," said Brooks. "So with all the love in the world and all the gratefulness because the last thing I want to do is seem ungrateful to the CMAs and everyone who’s voted for us, we’re officially pulling ourselves out of Entertainer of the Year."