Heyyyyyyyyyyy alll!! I always forget that there's generally a thread for these award shows, too, or I would have popped in here to watch Unk perving out some. I was watching this from 8-9 and then popped back and forth during DH commercials.
Loved the show and most of the same things that y'all did. Loved Carrie's opening performance with her white Elvis jumpsuit. Goodness, but she's getting comfortable on stage!
I'm not much of a Taylor Swift fan... live or recorded.. but I did love her speech to her mother. That was very touching and a wonderful belated Mother's Day gift.
No one mentioned Reba's opening montage of jokes (no small wonder, I know.) I loved her roasts of the Entertainer of the Year nominees.. thought the bit about Nicole already giving Keith that honor was quite funny. And I LOVED her talking about how 25 years ago Roger Clemens wasn't even interested in country music.
Love Leann Rimes leaving her hair long and natural. Didn't pay attention to the performance, however, but I've loved her stuff this year. I wish people would just let the Carrie controversy drop... it's been two years and it wasn't even that nasty. They've moved on.. let it be. Sorry, razorbacker.
Can I just say that I actually MISS some of the old school whining country music? I miss me some Charley Pride, George Jones, Randy Travis, Alabama, Oak Ridge Boys, Statler Brothers, Sammy Kershaw, Mark Chestnut, etc. *swoon* Throw in some Confederate Railroad, too, will ya? At least George Strait is still around... and I love that CD, too, Unk. Sometimes I play "The Chair" on replay... love it! Amarillo by Morning, Oceanfront Property, etc.....