It’s Country’s Biggest Night!!! Absolutely loving the CMA awards. Like to the point I hope when you are reading this and the award show is over you can feel my love!!
Meghan and Miranda immediately after Kenny was like an amazing cherry to the ice cream sundae of opening sequences. Love country music, but for a girl with a few curves Meghan’s song ‘All About That Bass’ was my summer anthem and I can’t help but sing along. We might have also played it at our wedding while I danced and sang along! So yeah it’s pop, but I love that song so…shhhhh! I see why they included the song in the broadcast even if it is a wee bit controversial to most country fans.
Country music gets it. You don’t have to be from the country, just a country boy or girl at heart.
And, as usual Brad and Carrie are perfect award show hosts. When something isn’t broke you just don’t try to “fix it.”
Plus, love the little dialogue that was scripted for them to include up to date news, both serious and not so much. Ebola, Taylor Swift, and Election Day result jabs all in one? They do it in such a light hearted and amazing way!
…Plus the baby secret? Is it really a boy? Or was that a great decoy?! #bradblewthat
Now, if I could only keep my husband in the room during the CMAs…I lost him at Steven Tyler. #notmyproblem #hisloss
Miranda Lambert, Single of the Year for ‘Automatic’ and also one of my favorite songs of the year since it reminded me so much of growing up. Not that I didn’t also love the other nominees but something about Miranda always just hits close to home.
Now, I am happily married and at 8 o’clock on a Friday night you will find me at home snuggled close to my hubs, but I loved the next song with Lady Antebellum ‘Bartender’ since it’s a really catchy song and let’s be honest at one time or another almost all of us have been there.
Lady A was perfectly followed up by Florida Georgia Line (omg swoon, don’t tell Pete). Can’t wait to build a white picket fence around a house in our future. Keith Urban would make my mother swoon (his hair weirdly reminds me of Jon Bon Jovi) and as always a great singer and performer.
Now for song of the year, Automatic obviously felt like a favorite since Miranda won single of the year, but I was partial to I don’t Dance by Lee Brice since my husband and I danced to that song at our wedding…but the winner was….Kasey Musgraves! An amazing artist and newer to the industry with winning new artist of the year last year!
The Band Perry followed up with Gentle on My Mind. This song is one of my recent favorites since it has a balance of old school country with new. Not many songs mix that old school twang in anymore and when you hear it, it just makes you miss what once was!
After The Band Perry, Kasey Musgrave performed with the highlight of her performance being the Queen of Country Loretta Lynne performing with her. That was quite the juxtaposition, both visually and vocally!
As usual, the new artist of the year was announced next and went to Brett Eldredge! It was super cute how he mentioned that 3 years ago he was the most eager person at the award show and was sitting in an almost empty stadium just imagining being on stage and now he was and that all the hard work was worth it!
I seriously am in love with country music and the heart that they all have for what they do. Major props to all of them!
Now for a few minutes of my just being amazed by Carrie Underwood and her amazing clothing changes while looking like one healthy, fabulous momma to be. I have to admit Carrie preggo is probably in better shape than non preggo me, but you know what she rocks it and I am so happy for her!
…and of course as I typed that our cable went out for the second time tonight…but luckily I got it back because I want to see all of Carrie’s outfits!
Glad I got it back too…what was with the Glow Stick Ariana Grande and Little Big Town performance? Just seemed a little forced and a little too George Jetson/ Futurama and that is giving those outfits more credit than they were worth. Yikes!
Thank goodness for Tim McGraw to bring it back to a little more country! Honestly, most of us know country music now straddles the pop world, but there is a limit of how much pop before it is no longer recognizable as country music.
Cole Swindell, you are such a cutie and hearing bites of Chillin’ It just make me want summer festival season to be hear because that song screams summer. Just wish we had been able to hear all of it!
Drunk on a Plane by Dierks Bentley is soo catchy. I am currently planning our honeymoon and while we will be traveling together we may end up slightly buzzed on a plane and having just moved from where the 737’s are built I might have a partiality to that little line in the song too. It’s too funny that he got his pilots license this last year too!
Album of the Year will be the last award I stay up for tonight and I will catch up on the rest of the awards and outfits tomorrow morning. Another huge congrats to Miranda Lambert and tots amazeballs on that sexy black number! I need to find out who makes that lace top!
And now, I hate to admit it, I want to stay up and watch the rest of the awards. That is one thing I loved about being on the west coast before. I could watch all of my must watches and be in bed before 10…east coast your killing me with this watching until 11/12 business. I want to love you, but I just can’t stay up that late!