Monday, April 3, 2017

52nd annual ACM Awards

Anyone who knows me knows that I enjoy listening to many types of music. Regarding country music, although I do not keep my radio dial on the country music radio stations regularly and I don't often watch country music videos, I still enjoy listening to country music occasionally. Since I've been lacking the familiarity of regularly listening to country music, many of the songs that I was hearing on the ACM awards show last night were songs that I was hearing for the first time. Yes, after our delicious lamb chop dinner last night, the family & I hung out & we eventually watched some television. We did tune into the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM).

Some of the songs were fantastic & I really enjoyed listening to them.

At the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), Thomas Rhett won the award for song of the year with "Die a Happy Man" It's a beautiful song. Among the other nominees in that category was Tim McGraw for the song "Humble & Kind"

At the ACM awards, Thomas Rhett also won in the category of best male vocalist of the year. Keith Urban & Chris Stapleton had been among the other nominees. During his acceptance speech, Thomas Rhett humbly stated that he had shared nomination in the best male vocalist category with people who were an inspiration and great influence for him.

Miranda Lambert won the ACM award in the category of best female vocalist of the year. Carrie Underwood had been among the other nominees in that category. Miranda Lambert said we've already established that Carrie Underwood could sing her "under the table" as she also humbly accepted her award.

Miranda Lambert also won the ACM award for best album of the year with "The Weight of These Wings", an album that focuses a lot on songs about her heartbreak. She thanked everyone for listening and one gentleman in her group that went up on stage encouraged the audience and onlookers at home to "tell the truth" in your aspiring songwriting and/or singing. "It's a lot more interesting". We've heard similar statements before & they really resonate.

During the show, Miranda Lambert had also given a somber performance of the sad song "Tin Man" with lyrics such as "take it from me" "darling/you ain't missing nothing"..."Tin Man" [from the Wizard of Oz] "you don't [want] a heart"

While sad, the song was creative and solid.

On a brighter note, the band Old Dominion sang a song with the hook "You've gotta love like there is no such thing as heartbreak."

Earlier in the broadcast, Dierks Bentley sang a catchy song .."make my world go black, hit me like a heart attack, [put me] flat on my back." Many songs about love reference heart attacks.

Among other performances were Maren Morris with the song "I could use a love song". There was also Reba MacIntyre who performed a duet with Lauren Daigle who was recognized for being near the top of both Country music and Christian music charts. Many people in the audience and Reba MacIntyre herself on the stage became emotional and teary eyed while the performance of the duet took place with lyrics such as "We've gotta give this world back to God".

Nearing the end of the broadcast of the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music awards show (ACM), husband & wife duo Tim McGraw & Faith Hill debuted a duet song about respecting women (including your Mama!) with lyrics such as "That's how you talk to a woman. That's how you speak to a girl."

The winner of ACM video of the year was "Forever Country - Artists of then, now and forever". Among the other nominees in this category had been Miranda Lambert with the video for the song "Vice" & Tim McGraw with the video for the song "Humble and Kind".

Brothers Osborne won vocal duo of the year at the ACM awards show.

John Walsh of band The Eagles presented the Entertainer of the Year awards to
Jason Aldean. The other nominees for Entertainer of the Year were Luke Bryan, the band Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

Everyone in the audience appeared to immensely enjoy the band Backstreet Boys throwback performance of a couple of their past hit songs and their collaboration with the band Florida Georgia Line as they sang "No one's ever gonna love you more than God, your Mama and me, unconditionally. God, your Mama and me, unconditionally"...

We really enjoyed listening to all the catchy tunes, indeed! The ACM awards show was entertaining and enjoyable.

Thanks for reading.