I watched the Country Music Awards last night, mostly out of curiosity since I’m actually not a huge country music fan. I must admit Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood’s Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Kanye:
There was only three mentions of Kanye West last night: that song at the beginning, a spoof of West later in the show when Little Jimmy Dickens interrupted Brad Paisley’s speech and told him Taylor Swift should’ve won for Best Video
and then at the end when Swift thanked the crowd for not getting up and interruping her speech.
In short, while there are only a few songs in country I like, I was really amazed at the class of country music singers. Short, humble speeches and jokes of good humor. Country tends to be a more conservative crowd, but there wasn’t one single political rant.
I was really amazed at the class showed by Brooks and Dunn when they politely declined Sugarland’s request to go up on stage with them when Sugarland won an award that the disbanding B & D won’t be eligible for again: Best Duet.