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The Country Music Awards

Last night Taylor Swift destroyed the competition at the Country Music Association Awards (the CMAs) by winning in every category in which she was nominated: Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year ("Fearless"), Music Video of the Year ("Love Story"), and the top prize, Entertainer of the Year. Some people are in an uproar over her success, saying that at 19 she's too young to receive so many awards. I think they need to get over themselves. Taylor's more successful right now than pretty much every other country singer out there, and it's well deserved.

Plus, in her acceptance speech for Female Vocalist, she said, "I want to thank every single person in this room tonight for not running onstage during this speech." Love her.

The Single of the Year was Lady Antebellum's "I Run to You" - if you've turned on a country radio station in the last year you've probably heard it, because it's quite literally everywhere, and Lady Antebellum was also Vocal Group of the Year. Male Vocalist of the Year was Brad Paisley, who also received the award for Musical Event of the Year for "Start A Band" with Keith Urban. Darius Rucker was the well-deserved winner of New Artist of the Year.

Listen to nominated/winning songs on YouTube:
Taylor Swift - Love Story
Lady Antebellum - I Run To You
Jamey Johnson - In Color
Brad Paisley & Keith Urban - Start A Band
Darius Rucker - It Won't Be Like This For Long

Comments

  1. you're really a big fan of country music Adam!

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  2. hah, kinda... I'm a fairweather fan: country is the only thing I listen to on the radio, but I don't listen to it at any other time. I don't even own a country album.

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  3. i just can't get into country, and I'm a West Virginian. Carrie Underwood does have a great voice though, but I won't forgive her for sleeping with Tony Romo. Wtf mates?

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  4. I like alt-country, i.e. Uncle Tupelo and Neko Case, and some old school stuff like Hank Williams and Loretta Lynn.

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  5. Nader - duuude, you're from West Virginia? I didn't know that! My family comes from WV (from around Elkins) and I've spent a few weeks there every year... oh, and I think it's a little more distressing that Tony Romo went from Carrie Underwood (classy) to Jessica Simpson (trashy).

    Brittany - Alt-country is pretty sweet. Have you heard Lucero? Their song "Here At The Starlite" is freaking AMAZING. It's been one of my favorite songs since I was in high school. Admittedly, the lead singer's voice takes some time to grow on you...

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  6. Brittany --speaking of dif kinds of country, what did you think of Miley's "party in the usa" song? It's pop country right?

    Adam--Elkins? Right on! I'm from Shepherdstown in the far east of the state. I hope you've enjoyed WV more than I have. btw I don't see why anybody gives a hoot about Tony Romo? I mean, he is so overrated. His team isn't that good, and he's never one the title. The only reason he's popular is because he shacks up with famous people like carrie and jess. lame.

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  7. Al- something is wrong with the way you like Miley. I cannot (put my) finger on it.

    Adam- Lucero, occasions! not bad

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