I talked a little about big events that happened last night, but here's how I REALLY feel about it.. Since I know you care. :)
First of all: Here is the video of Kid Rock performing "All Summer Long" with some help from Lil Wayne:
Second.. This isn't me being a hater, I promise.. But Taylor Swift was AWFUL! She did "Love Story," another one of her songs that's a country AND pop hit, but I'm not sure that anyone, besides mega-fans, is going to think it was a great performance.
As my Broadcast teacher would say; The effort was there, and I like what she was trying to do with it, but the execution was terrible.
She had the whole Romeo and Juliet feel to it, which was great! But her singing was miserable. She looked super nervous, too! I think I could compare her to Britney Spears at the 2007 VMA's. [Yes, I'm serious.] Look for yourself:
For a relatively upbeat song, she doesn't get into it very much. And the whole strip into a white dress thing; everyone saw that coming! Absolutely no element of surprise. More like an element of disappointment.
Kenny Chesney got Entertainer of the Year for the 4th time, Carrie Underwood got best Female Vocalist. But beyond the awards, there were SO MANY performances. Tons. More like a benefit concert or something than an award show, and I LOVED every second of it. So did every other country fan, I'm sure.
Co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, along with Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney with The Wailers, the Eagles, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, James Otto, Kellie Pickler, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and Darius Rucker all performed.. AMAZING.
If you watched it, I'm sure you understand everything I'm saying. If not, YouTube some stuff. It was a good show! Brad Paisley had some interesting punch lines.
Well done, CMA!
PS: Credit ABC and Getty Images via Access Hollywood and E! Online for the pictures.