Country Stars Defend Faith Hill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 10 2006) — A number of country stars are coming to the defense of Faith Hill.

Close friend and fellow female vocalist nominee Martina McBride tells the Tennessean that she has seen the tape and Hill was “just clowning around.”

Hill’s on-camera reaction to Carrie Underwood’s win at the CMA Awards has created a national controversy.

But Kenny Chesney tells the paper that he’s been friends with Hill for more than a decade and says she doesn’t have a malicious or jealous bone in her body.

Hill can been seen on camera screaming “what??” after Underwood won the Female Vocalist of the Year award Monday night. Hill says she was just joking.

Hill and Underwood are both nominated for favorite female singer in the People’s Choice Awards. They’ll be held January Ninth in Hollywood.

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