Ok, let’s not waste any time getting this one out in the open — and then putting a lid on it! I cannot believe how many web sites are announcing that 18-year-old Taylor Swift is pregnant. They’re doing it with brightly colored banners and logos, and making their sites (and their information) look very authentic.
However, the site I choose to believe is Taylor’s MySpace page, where she had this to say: "I read a very creative rumor this morning saying I’m pregnant, which is the most IMPOSSIBLE thing on the planet. Take my word for it. Impossible."
So, if there is anyone out there who really needed to hear it from Taylor herself, you just did. Taylor Swift is talented, she’s beautiful, and with a very successful career in country music, she’s rich. But, she is not pregnant.
Taylor, who won New Female Vocalist of the Year award at the 43rd annual ACM Awards back in May, was nominated for the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year last night, but that award was taken by Carrie Underwood.
Now that we have that out of the way, we’ll get on with the topic of the day – that being last night’s CMA Award show. I don’t know what is happening with the music at these shows, but something is – and it’s not good. I remember the ACM Award show last May – Rodney Adkins sang a portion of all four of his number one records, and he sounded horrible! Well, last night, a lot of them sounded horrible – most of them I would say. I just don’t get it, Whoever is in charge of these shows really needs to go watch a tape and see what went wrong. I’ve seen so many of these performers in concert, and I know they can sing. Could I be the only one that noticed? Maybe my television needs some adjusting – let me know what you all think.
Single of the Year: "I Saw God Today," George Strait; Song of the Year: "Stay," Jennifer Nettles; Vocal Group of the Year: Rascal Flatts; New Artist of the Year: Lady Antebellum: Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland; Album of the Year: Troubadour, George Strait; Female Vocalist of the Year: Carrie Underwood; Male Vocalist of the Year: Brad Paisley; Musical Event of the Year: Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, "Gone, Gone, Gone;" Entertainer of the Year: Kenny Chesney; Music Video of the Year: Waitin’ on a Woman, Brad Paisley; and Musician of the Year: Mac McNalley.
I probably shouldn’t do this, but I’m going to. Did anyone like Kellie Pickler’s outfit? I not only didn’t like the dress and boots (that she seemed to have trouble walking in), I didn’t much like the song either. I think Kellie is a great performer – I saw her in Abingdon, Va., a few months back, and I would definitely go see her again. But Kellie, please don’t wear that dress – it didn’t do a thing for you.
Alan Jackson did what he does best – "Good Times" always seems to make people smile, and if any of you are like me – it’s kind of hard to keep your feet still when he’s singing that song.
Loved Jennifer Nettles performance, Carrie’s was ok (but again, the sound system seemed to be working against her); I don’t think we needed the castle for Taylor’s song, it was a song – not a video; Miley and Billy Ray should have been watching from the house (I wonder if she always acts that silly, or just when she’s on television); and someone really has to explain to me exactly what part of Kid Rock is country, because I just don’t see it.
That will finish things off for tonight. I’ll talk to you all real soon. Thanks for reading, and thanks for writing. You guys have a good day tomorrow, and if you’re part of the country is anything like Tennessee right now, keep dry and keep warm!