You can never go wrong with Blake and Reba hosting. They are the best hosts for an awards show and the ACMs actually got this right…It’s like an old married couple making jabs at each other. You can’t stop watching them. As for some of the presenters; KISS, Marc Anthony, LL Cool J and Ashton Kutcher….I know this is Vegas and all and we need to mix it up a bit, but you might as well have just brought Justin Bieber into the show…Wait, didn’t the Rascal Flatts do that for the CMT Awards??!! Total viewers mean everything =)
Carrie Underwood – “Good Girl”…Carrie can sing, don’t get me wrong, but the girl looks like a chicken with her head cut off when she attempts to dance. All I can think of is “cheerleaders are dancers gone retarded”. I’m in love with that song though!
Chris Young – “Save Water, Drink Beer”…I’m so glad he actually got to perform at an awards show and sing a full song! He is the biggest sweet heart in the world! He will only be moving up in the industry!
Zac Brown Band – “Keep Me In Mind”…not the biggest fan of this group..or a fan at all…NEXT. Great guys, just not into the music.
The Band Perry – “Postcard From Paris”…Honestly, I don’t really remember this performance…O_o
Keith Urban – “For You”…I could never get tired of Keith performing. I do wish they would have showed a little more of the video on the screen, but I don’t oppose to the camera being on him!
Blake Shelton – “Drink On It”…not a fan of the song at all..Sorry folks! I’d rather sleep on it!
Hunter Hayes – “Storm Warning”…I wish he would have been able to perform the whole song..what a cute lil fella
Little Big Town – “Imagine-Here’s Hope”…Hands down, the most looked by group in the industry. Their harmonies are amazing. They can never do wrong! Damn Award Shows need to start letting them perform more!
Jason Aldean – “Fly Over States”…Love this song!! Loved the runway theme stage as well.
Brantley Gilbert – “Country Must Be Country Wide”…In the words of Martina McBride…people need to stop singing about how country they are or how country is so country. Hate the song………HATE
Erich Church – “Springsteen”…Loved the piano part…he sometimes scares me a little bit..just sayin
Lady Antebellum -“Dancing Away With My Heart”…Great group and well deserved win on “Vocal Group of the Year” but something about this song rubs me the wrong way.
Dierks Bentley -“Home”..I loved Bono’s introduction. Dierks performance was on point and beautiful!
Scotty McCreery – “Water Tower Town”…Why??!!!
Brad Paisley – “Camouflage”…Yes, we all know Brad loves camouflage, but a chessy song about it?? Eh..I’ll pass!
Rascal Flatts – “Banjo”…I call them the Rice Crispy Treat band…
Toby Keith – “Red Solo Cup”…To be quite honest, I’m not usually a Toby fan, but I loved this performance. I have no clue why, but I did. Deal with it.
Sara Evans – “My Heart Can’t Tell You No”…Some pitch problems, but it was her usually, cut my wrist song.
Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw – “Feel Like A Rockstar”…It was like watching a little jam session going on…not bad guys!
Miranda Lambert – “Over You”…such an amazing, powerful, sad song. I’m so glad she performed this!
Zac Brown Band & Braid Paisley – “Whiskey’s Gone”…I can’t stand when an artist performs more than once. There are so many talented artists that should have been given the 3 minutes to show off their skills. Plus, Brad in a beanie hat was quit odd.
Martina McBride & Pat Monahan – “Marry Me”…While, vocally it was great, a cheesy wedding with passage interludes during the song? I know you have a sad story and all, but could you not go to the chapel down the road and spare the viewers? I guess they can now say Kenny, Taylor, Keith, and all of the other artists were officially at their wedding.
Luke Bryan – “I Don’t Want This Night To End”…Love Luke, hate the song…Songs are just not the same anymore. He is an amazing performer though and gives it his all. I vote for him to start a show at Chippendale’s…
Lionel Richie & Blake Shelton– “You Are”…Another why moment…Wasn’t a good closure to the show, that’s for sure.
And The Winners Are!
Song of the year: Eli Young Band, “Crazy Girl”…Surprised at this one!
Album of the year: Miranda Lambert, “Four the Record”…. Unstoppable!
Single record of the year: Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, “Don’t You Wanna Stay”…Another great win!
Vocal group of the year: Lady Antebellum…I don’t see them not winning this award for a long time. Kind of like Brooks & Dunn.
Vocal event of the year: Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, “Don’t You Wanna Stay”…no one can beat Kelly’s Vocals. Perfection! Just release a damn country Album KC!
Video of the year: Toby Keith, “Red Solo Cup”…I fill you up…..
Vocal duo of the year: Thompson Square…love them to pieces!
New artist of the year: Scotty McCreery…Won a fan voted show, won a fan voted award.
Female vocalist of the year: Miranda Lambert…Thank you, Jesus!
Male vocalist of the year: Blake Shelton…Amen! Such a humble speech.
Entertainer of the year: Taylor Swift…Reallllllyyy?? Can we stop the fan voting now and get serious? Great entertainer and all, but Jason should have had this.
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