I’m not a big country fan, but I am a music fan. I watched the CMA awards last night and was pleasantly surprised at the amount of genre mixing. There were some awesome performances. Here’s some of them:
I know some of you out there have some weird thing about not liking Daughtry because he was on AI the same season Taylor was. Let’s try to get past that. Open up your ears and listen to this, Vince Gill and Daughtry sound really good together:
Here’s another one. Kenny Chesney and Dave Matthews.
Kid Rock and Jamey Johnson
And this…this was the best version I’ve heard aside from the original. These guys are very talented musicians.
I thought Carrie Underwood did a pretty decent job. A friend of mine told me a story this morning that her son was watching the CMA’s and said, “Wow. That’s Carrie Underwood? I guess American Idol can really change your life. She used to be just a normal girl and now she’s hosting the CMA’s.” Yes, it can change your life, if you play your hand right.
Taylor Swift is my secret musical love. I love her music and I think she’s very talented for as young as she is. So, of course, I have to include her. She is singing Fifteen, which really holds a special meaning for me.
Oh, and Sugarland. Love them too.
There is so much great music out there and it’s silly to limit yourself to one artist or one genre even. Let yourself go explore. You might be surprised at what you find.