Last night CBS ran the Grammy nominations show – and of course, I watched. I’ll have to admit, I don’t know half of the people nominated (maybe even more than half). I’m just so strictly ‘country’, maybe I should wonder what I’m missing out on.
In the major categories, here’s our country performers nominated: Lady Antebellum for Best New Artist; Allison Krauss and Robert Plant (Raising Sand) for Best Album of the Year; Allison and Robert again for Best Pop Collaboration for “Rich Woman;” Best Country Performance by a Group or Duo – Brooks and Dunn, “God Must Be Busy,” “Lady Anebellum, “Love Don’t Live Here,” Rascal Flatts, “Everyday,” Steel Drivers,k “Blue Side of the Mountain,” and Sugarland, Stay. Record of the Year, Allison and Robert, “Please Read the Letter.”
Best Female Country Vocalist Performance nominees: Martina McBride, Leann Rimes, Carrie Underwood, Lee Ann Womack, and Trisha Yearwood. Best Male Country Vocal Performance: Trace Adkins, Jamey Johnson, James Otto, Brad Paisley and George Strait. Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: Brooks and Dunn, Lady Antebellum, Rascall Flatts, The Steel Drivers and Sugarland.
Best Country Collaboration with Vocals nominees: Kenny Chesney and George Strait, “Shiftwork,” Allison Krauss and Robert Plant, “Killing the Blues,” George Strait and Patty Loveless, “House of Cash”, Sugarland, Jake Owen and Little Big Town, “Life in a Northern Town,” and Trisha Yearwood and Keith Urban, “Let The World Chase You.”
Best Country Song: Dig Two Graves, I Saw God Today, Stay, You’re Gonna Miss This., and In Color. Best Country Album (Vocal or Instrumental) That Lonesome Song, Jamey Johnson, Sleepless Nights, Patty Loveless, Troubador, George Strait, Around the Bend, Randy Travis, and Heaven, Heartache and The Power of Love, Trisha Yearwood.
That’s just part of the list, you can get the complete list at Nashville Sound, and while you’re checking out that site – turn your sound on. They play great music from WSM radio in Nashville.
Ii did learn one thing last night – did you guys see Taylor Swift’s attempt at singing a Brenda Lee song? I think I know now why she writes her own songs – she apparently can’t do anyone else’s. Now, don’t get me wrong – I love Taylor, she’s young, cute, she writes, and normally, I think she can sing. I didn’t think so last night. Check out this performance.
I put this one up a little earlier than usual today, because right after work I have a Christmas party to get ready for. The first of many. I think next year, we should start in May – and have one Christmas party a month until Dec. 23. No, one a month may not cover them all – how about two. If we do that, we’ll have plenty of time to get everything else ready for the holidays.
You guys take care, drop me a line when you have a chance. And as always, thanks for reading Country’s Chatter. I appreciate you guys.