Wednesday, May 16, 2007

ACM Awards Rocked Vegas: This year, I had the privilege of viewing the show from the comfort of my living room. Reba as host struck just the right notes. Faith Hill never sang better. The Reba/Kelly Clarkson "event" truly was one. The highlight for me though was Taylor Swift singing "Tim McGraw" to Tim McGraw with Faith Hill looking amused. One large point that should be noted: For the most part, the stars sang hits. And there was tempo. I don't recall any back to back ballads. Even the out of place TV stars didn't really bother me this year. They're at OUR party, so welcome! Independent record labels were acknowledged with awards: Equity's Little Big Town and Curb's Rodney Atkins. I do wonder though if the block voting hurt Big and Rich and Rascal Flatts who lost the Album of the Year Award to an equally deserving Carrie Underwood. How cool was it that the great Vince Gill, who hasn't a big hit in years rocked the house, too. I'm sure there were flaws in the show. This time, I chose not to notice them.

2 comments:

Jimmy Carter said...

It was a surprisingly watchable show....I was not as blown away by faith or Reba's songs but they were good....Vince was great..Brad winning was great as it was for Strait....A lot to be happy with on the show overall..three hours is a LONG time to entertain....
I agree...got to get the ball cap off Rodney and the Tim song with the fallen heroes was a nice moment!
The fashion was even right....

Anonymous said...

But what's up with the audio at the shows? It seems like the artists are always off key. I'm guessing they're hearing themselves fine, but at our end it seems off.