The ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music Awards were on May 18th. The big award is Entertainer of the Year. This year it was fan voted which is a big deal. Kenny Chesney won that. Top Female Vocalist went to Carrie Underwood. Top New Female Vocalist went to Taylor Swift. They are my 2 favorite singers in country music! I’m so thrilled they won! They deserve it! I’m also very pleased to hear that Lady Antebellum won Top New Duo or Vocal Group this year! They are amazing! Miranda Lambert’s new CD Crazy Ex-Girlfriend won Album of the Year over Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Rodney Atkins, & Taylor Swift! That’s impressive! Sugarland took away 2 awards both for their song Stay. It won Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year. I’m so happy for them! I have a bias toward Sugarland. I saw them in concert before they got signed to a major label. They opened for Vince Gill in Danville, VA & I was there! They are just awesome & deserve everything they get! The Video of the Year winner was no surprise to me. Brad Paisley’s Online won that category. It’s a great video & it keeps you laughing! I’ll post a link to a list of all the winners in my blogroll.

The Crist Family

So I have become a HUGE fan of this group! I saw them perform at Singing in the Sun in Myrtle Beach, SC. The group consists of Tami Crist Starkel, her husband John, her brother Rich Crist Jr., his wife Lisa, 2 of their daughters Breana and Jakie and a family friend Tom Joyce. It seems pretty confusing but once you hear them explain it a couple of times it’s not. They sing southern gospel music but they aren’t from the south. They are actually from the mid-west. They moved to TN to obey God’s calling. Tami founded the group in 1987. They are now rising stars in the southern gospel world & are doing great! they have 6 albums & a DVD out. I put a link to their site on my blogroll. Please go check them out & then let me know what you think of them!

When You Look Me In The Eyes by The Jonas Brothers

b000oz2co8_01_lzzzzzzz.jpgSo I’ve heard mixed reviews on this song. I really like it! It’s such a sweet song! Here are the lyrics. Let me know your thoughts please!

If the heart is always searching,
Can you ever find a home?
I’ve been looking for that someone,
I’ll never make it on my own.
Dreams can’t take the place of loving you,
There’s gotta be a million reasons why it’s true.

When you look me in the eyes,
And tell me that you love me.
Everything’s alright,
When you’re right here by my side.
When you look me in the eyes,
I catch a glimpse of heaven.
I find my paradise,
When you look me in the eyes.

How long will I be waiting,
To be with you again?
Gonna tell you that I love you,
In the best way that I can.
I can’t take a day without you here,
You’re the light that makes my darkness disappear.

When you look me in the eyes,
And tell me that you love me.
Everything’s alright,
When you’re right here by my side.
When you look me in the eyes,
I catch a glimpse of heaven.
I find my paradise,
When you look me in the eyes.

More and more, I start to realize,
I can reach my tomorrow,
I can hold my head up high,
And it’s all because you’re by my side.

When you look me in the eyes,
And tell me that you love me.
Everything’s alright,
When you’re right here by my side.
And when I hold you in my arms,
I know that it’s forever
I just gotta let you know,
I never wanna let you go, cause

When you look me in the eyes.
And tell me that you love me.
Everything’s alright, (it’s alright)
When you’re right here by my side. (by my side)
When you look me in the eyes,
I catch a glimpse of heaven. (oh)
I find my paradise,
When you look me in the eyes.

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Krista Nicole aka KristaHeartzuz

krista.jpgI discovered this girl on YouTube. I will put a link to her channel at the end of the post. She is 13 & from Oregon. She is an amazing singer for her age! She could use some fine-tuning but she’s really good! She sings & her dad plays guitar for her. She does covers as of right now but she is hoping to have some original stuff up soon. Let me know what you guys think of her! If you like her videos, rate & comment them! Here’s the link to her YouTube account. Check it out! http://youtube.com/user/KristaHeartzuz

Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban

450px-croppedcarrieunderwoodattheworldarena.jpgkeith_urban.jpgSo I went to see Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban in concert on February 16th. They were awesome! We didn’t stay for the whole concert though. Keith’s sound was up way too loud! Carrie’s was good though. Carrie sang all of her singles from her debut album Some Hearts and most of the songs from her newest release Carnival Ride. She had 5 outfits during her set. The dress she came out in for her hit single “Jesus Take The Wheel” was breathtaking! It was blue & gorgeous! We only stayed for maybe 5 of Keith’s songs. He sang “Stupid Boy”…which is my favorite song of his…and several other songs from his newest CD Love, Pain and the Whole Crazy Thing. It was a great concert! If only the sound would have been adjusted better, it would have been a much more pleasant time. I loved it anyway!

The Grammys!

grammy.jpgThe Grammys aired last night (February 10, 2008). I was happy with some of the winners & not so happy with others. Amy Winehouse took home 5 awards which included Record & Song of the Year for “Rehab”. Kanye West took home 4 Grammys including Best Rap Album for his CD Graduation. His acceptance for that award came across to me as very conceited & uncalled for. I was very disappointed that Best New Artist went to Amy Winehouse instead of my pick Taylor Swift. Paramore was my second pick for that category. I was very happy to see that Michael Buble won Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for his CD Call Me Irresponsible. I’m a huge fan of his! For a complete list of the winners and nominees go to www.grammy.com. You can also get information on the Grammy Foundation and the Recording Academy.

Hairspray Soundtrack

hairspray.jpgOkay…I know y’all are wondering why I have so many reviews involving Hairspray. It’s because I love the movie, play, & soundtrack! I recently bought the soundtrack so now I can review it! I have to say that my fave song…well songs would have to be “You Can’t Stop The Beat” & “Big, Blonde, & Beautiful”. They are upbeat & catchy. The songs are very reminiscent of the ’60s as they are supposed to be. I love the feeling each performer shows in these songs. It makes everything much better! I definitely recommend that people buy this CD if they like the movie! It’s the closest thing to carrying the movie around with you!

 Here’s The List Of Tracks:

1. Good Morning Baltimore

2. The Nicest Kids In Town

3. It Takes Two

4. (The Legend Of) Miss Baltimore Crabs

5. I Can Hear The Bells

6. Ladies’ Choice

7. The New Girl In Town

8. Welcome To The 60’s

9. Run And Tell That

10. Big, Blonde, And Beautiful

11. Big, Blonde, And Beautiful (Reprise)

12. (You’re) Timeless To Me

13. I Know Where I’ve Been

14. Without Love

15. (It’s) Hairspray

16. You Can’t Stop The Beat

17. Come So Far (Got So Far To Go)

18. Cooties

19. Mama, I’m A Big Girl Now

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