CMA Winners Look Familiar, With Minor Disruptions

CMA Winners Look Familiar, With Minor Disruptions
The most popular country singer in the country has won the Entertainer of the Year at the 45th edition of Country Music Awards Association, which aired on ABC on Wednesday night from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. That would be Taylor Swift, the pop phenomenon that outmuscled her competition on the heels of her triple-platinum album "Speak Now" (Big Machine).

But unlike past years, which served as the CMAS is leading the emerging trends Nashville, or at least reluctant to confirm the trend already phenomenon, awards in this year's show genre in midswing, telling several stories at once.

Blake Shelton and newlyweds Miranda Lambert repeated last year's breakthrough victory male and female vocalist of the year. "I do not think, y'all let me get away with it twice," Mr. Shelton said. After some time, came the turn of Ms. Lambert's on the podium. "Really?" She asked. After her brief speech, she looked at Mr. Shelton's in the crowd and shouted: "Everything will be fine tonight, babyyyyyyyy!" Mr. Shelton's eyes never left her, as he rubbed his hands together greedily.

Sugarland won vocal duo of the year, its fifth in a row and a soft country freight train that Lady Antebellum won Vocal Group of the Year for the third consecutive time.

But there were some minor disturbances and breaches of the norm. The group won new artist Perry years - no shock - but also the Single of the Year, and for his singer-songwriter Kimberly Perry, Song of the Year, "If I Die Young", his debut single. And Jason Aldean won his first two CMAS, one for album of the year, ahead of Mrs. Swift, Mr. Shelton and others, and one for the musical event of the year for "Do not you want to stay," his duet with Kelly Clarkson.

In addition to the victory of Ms. Swift, the ceremony this year, barely acknowledged that country music is the most powerful main point - during this program, glossy ads aired in the title role as Ms. Swift and Ms. Underwood. Scotty McCreery, the reigning "American Idol" champion in the performance of half of the song, no introduction. The show also featured country superstar Faith Hill, speaking for the first time in five years in broadcasting, although it was shaky on the cover of OneRepublic in "Come Home", her new single.

And the lineup this year reinforced the idea of ​​the country itself as a welcoming, open-eared genre. Blake Shelton opened the night with a cover of "Footloose", for which he was joined by vocalist songs, Kenny Loggins. Rascal Flatts duetted with pop singer Natasha Bedingfield on "Easy".

It would be better moving rendition of "You & Tequila" Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter, perhaps the most melancholy song career, Mr. Chesney (and the winner of this years Music Video) and "Run", in which the soft rocker Matt Nathanson pulled out some tension from Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles.

The most surprising of these crossover points extended leash given to Lionel Richie, which country album will go and who is comfortable outsang duo of all its partners - Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts - in a medley of his hits.

The young heartthrob Luke Bryan tried all sorts of propaganda, wearing shiny black pants and dancing around the time of his execution country-disco maypole "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)".

The show also featured a meditative performance of "Our" Ms. Swift, muted tribute sick country star Glen Campbell with Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, and, surprisingly sharp and brief performance by two Nashville School of Arts students, Charlotte Woods and Mignon Grabois, who sang "If I Die Young" non-self-consciously, as if a group Perry is not watching them from a few meters.

Hosts the show, Mr. Paisley and Carrie Underwood sang "Remind Me", an ambitious, but asexual duo, but appeared more comfortable during the opening skit where they made fun of recent troubles Hank Williams Jr. in the amount of his song "Family Tradition." "You can get drunk and start carrying on," Ms. Underwood sang, and Mr. Paisley said: "But you can not compare the president to Hitler."

But do not come to bury the CMAS one of their own. Mr. Williams has crept back, and three sang a modified version of its "Sunday Night Football" theme, recently cleared of the show. Nashville like its insiders - even the bad apples - just fine, thank you very much.

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