It’s time for the CMAs, and I’m making just a quick little post to share my guesses – we’ll see how I do at the end of the night. I know, I know I whined and cried about missing the show this year, but my family came down with H1N1 and we’re under a self-imposed quarantine. I think the kids need to get to bed early – for their health, of course 😉 – and I get to watch the show live after all! Believe me, I would so much rather be at youth group tonight, despite all my whining, I swear! This is an awful sickness, and I would so much rather not have anyone in my family have to have it… but I don’t want to dwell on that now – we’ve been living this illness since Friday night, so it’s time to break from that now a little bit – CMA time!!!!!
My picks – I’ll try to update throughout the night to see how I did. Correct in green, wrong in red.
Entertainer of the Year:
Taylor Swift, winner
Taylor Swift, winner
Brooks and Dunn
Lady Antebellum, winner
Darius Rucker, winner
Taylor Swift’s Fearless
I Run To You – Lady Antebellum
In Color – Jamey Johnson, winner
I Told You So – Randy Travis
Start a Band
I Told You So
NOTES: Awesome show so far – great performances, and I love the hosting duo of Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Their little duets are entertaining, funny, and even pleasant music to listen to! I especially appreciate the ditty about the swine flu – priceless, and it really hits home right now! Carrie Underwood has an amazing voice! Thank you American Idol for gifting her to country music!
I love the infusion of the classic country: Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys and especially the Zac Brown Band’s rendition of Devil Went Down to Georgia (on speed!) was EXCELLENT!!
Brooks and Dunn’s final CMA performance (retiring) with ZZ Top is a highlight!
Still enjoying the show, but what the heck happened to the awesome hosting duo of Paisley and Underwood? Seems like they haven’t been onstage together for a while. And when they do reappear together, let’s can the jokes about Brad checking out Carrie’s looks behind the back of his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley – there’s just been too many of those jokes, and they’re stale.
What could be better than Martina McBride singing When Country Wasn’t Cool with Charlie McCoy on harmonica as a tribute to Barbara Mandrell to welcome her into the Country Music Hall of Fame?!? That was GREAT! That reminds me of an addition I must make to a fellow tangents.org blog about my favorite Christmas special – The Mandrell Sisters Christmas!
Oh man… the show started out the best CMA awards show EVER! But then it slowly went downhill… until the final award – Taylor Swift?!? You’ve got to be kidding. She is very talented and has done a wonder for attracting teen and tween girls to the country music genre, but… What about the rest of us!?! Let’s face it, she did have a heck of a time hitting some of those high notes… Well, I’m not going to act like Kanye West. Taylor Swift deserves her time in the spotlight, even if it did ruin the entire flow of the CMAs…
Oh, and judging by my total guesses correct, it’s obvious how much I’m allowed to listen to country music radio these days… For me, it’s mostly KidsSongs and videos from the library (lately Shelley Duvall’s Fairy Tale Theater) in the car. Whatever – no one could have seen that Taylor Swift Entertainer of the Year coming no matter what you spend your day listening to. I don’t care if she IS the youngest CMA nominee for Entertainer of the Year ever – in my opinion, she should have had a lot more ground to cover before she won an award like that! The show started out great, but I have to say, I am left disappointed, and not only by my terrible score 🙁