I love awards shows, but I don’t have a lot of success actually watching them because:
The Country Music Awards: The husband snorts, says “Yeah, right” and finds something else to watch.
The Oscars: While I love the opening bits, the enjoyment factor is seriously reduced when you haven’t seen any of the movies.
The Emmys: Not good for my blood pressure because I end up screaming mad everytime a category comes up which mixes network and cable shows. How is a drama confined by a long-ass list of restrictions supposed to compete against a show with none?
But the Grammys? That I can do, and I usually at least have a vague idea of who everybody is. But since country’s my first love, here’s who I’d like to see win (but they won’t because 1—Carrie Underwood wins the popularity vote and 2—George Strait gets the fogey vote. My best chance for a win is the collaboration, I think.):
(Oh, you can find a complete list of all the nominees here)
Best Female Country Vocal Performance: Last Call by Lee Ann Womack
Best Male Country Vocal Performance: You’re Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: God Must Be Busy by Brooks & Dunn
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: Life In A Northern Town by Sugarland, Jake Owen & Little Big Town
Best Country Song (Songwriter’s award): Stay by Jennifer Nettles
Best Country Album: Ummm…I’ll go with Trisha Yearwood, even though she’s a homewrecker. (Because the song “This is Me You’re Talking To” is the theme song for the contemporary romance I’m working on.)