Saturday, February 09, 2008
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards will be presented tomorrow, Sunday February 10, 2008 at 8pm EST. The show will be televised live on CBS. XM Radio will carry the Pre-Television ceremony beginning at 4pm EST on XM 2.
I am not sure how many of the country nominations will make it on to the live telecast; however, I will publish the country music related winners on Monday.
Country music is being represented on the show by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood performing. Presenting you will see Dierks Bentley, Taylor Swift, Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett.
The Grammy Awards are the most important music awards of the year, I believe. This is a time that all styles of music come together for one night to honor and showcase to the world the accomplishments of music in the past year. A Grammy nomination in itself is big enough for an artist. Winning one is aout the biggest accomplishment for an artist.
There 110 categories in 31 different fields of musical expression from classical, to pop, to country, to rap, to comedy, and yes, even Polka.
The list of country nominations were blogged back in December if you wish to look at them or visit www.grammy.com for the entire list, but I guess I should make a few predictions.
Honestly, don't be suprised to see Taylor Swift win Best New Artist overall. Best Female Country Vocal Performance issuch a tight category, however, I believe Carrie Underwood will win. Male Country Vocal Performance will go to Keith Urban. Duo/Group Vocal Performance to Emerson Drive. Country Collaboration with Vocals to Reba McEntire & Kelly Clarkson. Country Instrumental to Brad Paisley. Country Song to Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats," and Country Album to Vince Gill for "These Days." Bluegrass Album will go to Cherryholmes.
There you go, my predictions written down so tomorrow I can't say I scored a 100%.
I am sure with all the talent scheduled to perform and the presenters, tomorrow night will be special and will have its place in history, just like the other 49 Grammy events. If you are a music fan, you best take the time to enjoy Grammy Night.