CMA Recap: Swift Repeats; Underwood Flops

Posted: November 17, 2011 by jerkmag in BLARE -- music
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Okay, yes, I am like every other girl and enjoy blasting Taylor Swift at unhealthy volumes with the windows rolled down.  Does that mean she’s actually talented enough for all the recognition she gets?  Absolutely not.  Think about this: Taylor’s first single came out in 2006 when Taylor was 16.  Taylor’s most recent album, “Speak Now,” was released when she was 20.  Between this period her voice and songs have reflected zero growth.  For this reason, I am not a supporter of Taylor Swift taking home the Entertainer of the Year award for the second time at the Country Music Awards last week.  Besides the fact that she also had a dreadfully boring performance.

But on a better note, Carrie Underwood’s outfits.  Oh wait, still a bad note.  From a combination of cabaret and Michael Jackson to a green gown taken straight from the Renaissance, Carrie was not on her game.  Check out all of the star’s outfits from the night here.

But in all seriousness, the night did have some great moments.  A few for the books? Eric Church gave a great performance of his new song “Drink In My Hand.” Faith Hill returned to the CMA stage for the first time in a while. Jason Aldean took home Album of the Year for “My Kinda Party” and Musical Event of the Year for his performance with Kelly Clarkson on “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”

In the end, just like every award show, some people are happy and some people aren’t. But, you can always count on the Country Music Awards to deliver one of the most entertaining and humorous nights on TV and they defiantly didn’t disappoint.

Be sure not to miss CMA’s Christmas Special, which will air December 1 on ABC at 9/8c.  You can count on performances from Little Big Town, Brad Paisley and Martina McBride, to name a few.  Being a long-time Sugarland fan, here is one of my favorite performances from the awards.  Here is Sugarland and Matt Nathanson performing “Run.”

-Hayley Isaacson

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