44th Annual CMA Award Show- Uneventful First Hour
Finally the big day was here with all the big stars. Miranda Lambert leads the pack tonight with nine nominations. She has came along ways starting back then in 2003 at Nashville Star finishing only third until today where she arguable could pick up the big one tonight. – Entertainer of the year.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are an excellent team as hosts. I enjoy their chemistry. So far they have mingled between the performances and mentioned everything from the awful Nashville Flood, the difference between Nashville and Hollywood (Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw), the infertility problems of Tiger Woods, the amazing number of record sales for Taylor Swift, both ladies (Lady Gaga, Lady Antebellum) Brooks & Dunn and Little Jimmy Dickens who is supposed to warn Nashville next time a flood arises.
Of course we expected many outfit changes from countries beauty Carrie Underwood. And boy she didn’t disappoint. She showed up all in black with red hot stilts err heels, backed by heartthrobs Keith Urban and Brad Paisley, switched in record time into a ugly silver dress only to change later in a pastel colored dress. The turquoise dress at the end of the first hour was a bit much. Talking about dresses Kelly Picklers Dress made her look so much older. It wasn’t the right one for her.
The performers in the first hour were Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, The Zac Brown Band/Alan Jackson and Kenney Chesney. I don’t know Gary LeVox, the singer of Rascal Flatts looks so skinny on the album cover not so in Television. The TV might ad indeed some pounds. I loved Miranda’s energetic performance. George Strait brought it down quite a bit with his nice melodic song. Kenney Chesney was the seasoned performer he always is.I love the Zac Brown Band because they always make me so happy with their funky beat.
The Awards went to Lady Antebellum for Single of the Year (Need you Know) and Miranda Lambert for Song of the year.(House that build). Who would have thought that Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum who auditioned twice unsuccessfully for Idol would be standing on the stage one day accepting that prestige award? Miranda Lambert was nominated in both categories twice. This night is going to shape up already nicely for her. Darius Rucker presented the awards for New Artist of the Year to my favorite Band which is the Zac Brown Band.
On to the next second hour. I wrote this during commercial breaks.