Wednesday, November 12, 2008


One of my fave shows of the year is the CMA Awards. I guess that's not a big newsflash, since I'm such a country music fan. I'm sitting here rooting for my favorite singers and songwriters.

Brad Paisley and Keith Urban started the night singing Start a Band.

Brad and Carrie Underwood are the official hosts, with other guests hosts popping up, the likes of none other than Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. She didn't look like she had a kid recently, that's for sure.

They announced that George Strait won Single of the Year for I Saw God Today. When I first heard him sing it, I figured he'd win, and sure enough he did. I'd been hoping Trace Adkins would win, since I love his song, You're Gonna Miss This, but both songs are great.

Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus announced Song of the Year, which went to its singer and songwriter, Jennifer Nettles, for Stay. She wore a lovely white Roman kind of long gown with silver trim.

One of my faves, Rodney Atkins, sang It's America.

Vocal Group of the Year - Rascal Flatts again - My dog, Rascal, was hoping they'd win. (Her full name is Our Little Rascal Flatts)

More later


  1. I am not a huge CM fan, but I do love old Linda Rondstadt...does that count at all? I'm not much in the loop on CM...I mostly listen to film scores and such. Educate me!

  2. No pics of Trace Adkins?

  3. Wish I had some of Trace, Chris.
    I don't think Carrie Underwood could have grown her hair so long in such a short time, but I wonder about Trace.

    Is it all real? If it isn't, I still like him.

    Morgan Mandel

  4. Thanks for the update. I saw bits and pieces. I've only recently started listening to C/W (rebelled against my mother refusing to play anything else). I like that I can understand all the words!


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