I love country awards shows because they are all about country music and the artists who bring it to us, but it has to be a really slow evening for me to tune in to the Grammy's. After all these years at HI-99, I'm a country girl and rap, hip hop and other genres tend to bore me or cause me to tune out.
The Grammy's are known for unpredictable pairings, fabulous and scandalous gowns, and unscripted moments and I'm sure this year's show was no different. So I tried to watch it, I really did. I saw Carrie Underwood on the red carpet in a stunning black gown that might be the prettiest dress I ever saw. And wow, that necklace was worth over thirty thousand dollars, did I get that right?
But when it came time to perform, the star donned a powder blue ball gown that featured ever-changing patterns that glowed in the dark. I hated it. I read a quote from Carrie that seemed to say she didn't think it would be right to just stand there and sing when the Grammy's are all about performances. So she wore a dress that performed. I just didn't get that at all.
Taylor Swift opened the show so I did tune in for her performance of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." By the end of the song I realized she sort of reminded me of Shania Twain when she performed "That Don't Impress Me Much" or "Man, I Feel Like A Woman." She looked terrific in her white top hat and circus-style outfit and it was a lively performance.
After that, I tuned in to something else, knowing full well I would probably regret it in the morning. Oddly enough, it doesn't SEEM like I missed that much, although I do wish I had seen The Zac Brown Band win for Best Country Album. I think that was some well-deserved attention for one of my favorite bands.
Did you watch the show? What did you think?