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Country Music Shone Brightly At Grammy Awards [VIDEOS]

The Band Perry, Blake Shelton and Glen Campbell
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I watched the Grammy’s last night and was very proud of how well country music was represented.  Is it just me, or do you think country music is gaining a bigger part each year in the Grammy’s? I think so!  I say it’s about time! Of course the show had a more somber feel due to the passing of  a legend – Whitney Houston. The news of her death touched everyone that loves music, no matter what genre. I thought the way the show pulled together to honor her was great. The host of the show was LL Cool-J and led the audience in a prayer for Whitney and her family.  Jennifer Hudson did Whitney proud when she sang  “I Will Always Love You” written by Dolly Parton.

The show kicked off with a bang as Bruce Springsteen rocked the house and took me back to my youth. He sang an up lifiting song for the entire nation. Then Sir Paul McCartney performs and I think to myself “Is this heaven?” It was definitely a star-studded affair!

The show had a fun “old school” feel that I enjoyed. With the Beach Boys performing, Joe Walsh, Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood singing a duet and then the Glen Campbell tribute where the “Rhinestone Cowboy” himself got on stage to sing – awesome.

I was looking forward to seeing Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson sing “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” But right from the start it was obvious Jason was having trouble hearing himself and there were problems with Jason’s microphone – in fact it just didn’t work at the end! But as the pros they are they didn’t let it get to them. Hey that’s live TV baby.

Taylor Swift performed her hit “Mean” and picked up the Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song prize. I think it’s great that a song Taylor wrote about her critics ended up bring her two Grammy’s. Hate never wins ya’ll!

Where did this duo Civil Wars come from? I love them! They picked up the Grammy for the Best Country Duo/Group Performance with the song “Barton Hollow.”  They sang 8 lines of their song and were one of the best on the show the entire night.  KNUE is so adding that song to the playlist today.

The Best Country Album went to Lady Antebellum for “Own The Night.”

The show was full of tributes, honors and music. I got the feeling of unity from everyone attending and everyone watching at home.

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