Carrie Underwood has received quite a bit of support from her fellow artists as she competes for Entertainer of the Year at the 2019 CMA Awards. In turn, the country superstar has expressed her own desire to see a fellow country woman take home the CMA's New Artist of the Year award this year.

To The Ty Bentli Show, Underwood says she's hoping to hear Ashley McBryde's name called for New Artist of the Year. "She just seems so genuine and sincere, and she has an incredible voice," Underwood gushes of McBryde.

Underwood is also impressed with McBryde's attitude when it comes to industry events. The two were sitting near each other at April's ACM Awards ceremony, "and she was just so happy and positive -- like, she was just glad she was there, you know?" Underwood says of McBryde, even when she lost.

"I feel like that's something we all lose sight of," Underwood says of herself and other veteran artists, "and it was just fun to kind of be around somebody with such a fresh perspective."

McBryde is competing for the title of 2019 CMA New Artist of the Year against Cody JohnsonMidlandCarly Pearce and Morgan Wallen. She will also be part of a collaborative performance with Pearce, Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell and others during the awards show.

The 2019 CMA Awards are set for Wednesday night (Nov. 13). The show will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on ABC beginning at 8PM ET, and Underwood will be co-hosting the show, for the 12th consecutive year, with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.

The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about winners, fashion and moments at the 2019 CMA Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to for the latest CMAs headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.

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