Hootie? … Is that you..?
I’m not a C&W music lover but I tuned in to watch last night because they pre-empted The Amazing Race to air The 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. I was showing my solidarity for Team Cowboys……
“Let’s drink to REBA!”
The fashion was very bland… so bland that I was a bit disappointed. I wanted to see big hair, glittering rhinestones & embroidered jackets. The men were a mess & most toted cowboy hats & that’s as it should be. Only old-timer Randy Travis showed “Country Class” with his embroidered tuxedo.
Didn’t Peggy Hill kill you?
You can just hear the “YEEHAWWW!!” from Cowboy Troy.
The couple were so cute all spiffed up on their fancy “going to the awards” clothes.
I don’t know any of these guys, but I’m just wondering where the hell their cowboy hats are? WTF? The dude in the beige suit looks like my high school teacher, right down to his man-crotch cameltoe.
Let’s move on to the ladies. I wish I could have gotten pictures of Reba’s many dress changes. She wore some great gowns. The best was her final dress of the evening. It was a satiny, shiny, kelly-green evening dress with a halter strap top. It reminded me of the dress Kathy Griffen wore to the Oscars. Red hair & green dresses just seem to work. Carrie Underwood did a number of dress changes during the course of the evening too. When she sang “Temporary Home” in this huge-skirted flower gown, I thought it was Easter. Taylor Swift went home with nothing this year, but I’m sure she’ll get a nod later on in the awards season. There are about ten more country awards shows yet to air. She did get a little showy when she sang her song “Change”, ripping off her dress at one point & diving into the crowd, mosh-style. She had black pants on underneath. It was totally lame tho. You could tell it was a set-up!!! Laura Bell Bundy, on the other hand, was awesome in her brown leather chaps & midriff-showing top as she danced & sang to “Giddy On Up”.
Taylor Swift wins my “Best Dressed” award with her designer gown. Even though she did add a little embroidery to the mid-section, it was still stunningly beautiful.
These three girls, Jewel, skier Lindsey Vonn & Hillary Scott, all get cudos for wearing color!! They look great in their greek-god style gowns.
These three girls are on my “Almost Awful” list. Why is Kristen Bell at every awards show? What does she do? Her dress gives me the creeps. It looks like tripe!(google it). Carrie Underwood has just too much going on with all the folds & then the accessories. Laura Bundy is just messy looking, like she just had sex in the limo.
I was going to give “Worst Dressed” to Julianna Hough. Her massively high hair & over-abundance of hair extensions would make Loretta Lynn proud. It was her dress that got me. What the hell is that wrapped around her bosoms? I’m still trying to figure out why she would think that looks good. Get rid of it & the dress is beautiful. You don’t notice it in these pictures, but she had a Michael Kors tan going on too. Her skin-tone matched the Orange Carpet. (…by the way, why was the carpet orange instead of red?)
“Worst Dressed” goes to Nicole Kidman & her frumpy-ass boyfriend, Keith Urban. All I could think of was Sgt. Pepper. He looks like he just got out of the limo after having sex with Laura Bundy.
So there ya have it. My roll on the ACM night. The show itself was very entertaining. There was lots of singing & very little acceptance speeches. Reba kept a tight reins on the evening. The best part of all was Brad Paisley singing “Water” & he and his fiddler dude go into the audience to perform. At the end, Paisley hands his blue guitar over to a fan & I’m thinking”Wow.. how awesome is that… to get to keep Brad’s guitar..” & then “SPLASH!”, he does a back-flop into a pool of water… with his cowboy hat on! Team Cowboy would be proud.
Oh crap… I forgot to show you Reba’s dress….
Here she is!
In case you were wondering who won what… here’s the list:
Entertainer of the Year: Carrie Underwood
Top Male Vocalist: Brad Paisley
Top Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert
Top Vocal Group: Lady Antebellum
Top Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
Top New Artist: Luke Bryan
Top New Solo Vocalist: Luke Bryan
Top New Vocal Duo: Joey + Rory
Top New Vocal Group: Gloriana
Single Record of the Year: Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”
Top Album of the Year: Miranda Lambert, Revolution
Song of the Year: Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”
Video of the Year: Miranda Lambert, “White Liar”
Vocal Event of the Year: Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins, “Hillbilly Bone”
Home Depot Humanitarian Award: Montgomery Gentry
That’s all folks… until the next awards.