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 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.