Before the awards, Judd told USA Today that the 19 year-old's nomination was "too much, too soon . . . Time is God's way of keeping everything from happening at once. It's just too much of a good thing soon . . . I want kids to earn it."
But Judd clarified online Thursday: "My intent was not to take anything away from her talent and contributions to the country music industry...all of which are truly unprecedented for an artist of ANY age."