I rarely tune-in for celebrity award shows these days. That being said, I do make an exception when it comes to Country & Western music because my daddy reared me in the backdrop of C&W greats. I picked up the remote and clicked to CBS for a moment to get a flavor of the 42nd Annual CMA awards show. With Reba in charge, I decided it was worth the try though I fully expected to click on before the first 15 minutes of the show passed. Lo and behold, with the exception of the one, awkward, embarrassing, women-scantily-dressed-dancing-girls performance, the show was fun, funny, uplifting, and honored the land of the free and the home of the brave. Thank you CMA! Thank you CBS! Maybe the latter really does care beyond the celebrity-pretty platitudes touted as CBS Cares. Kudos!Though they ask for no “credit,” I choose to credit the seasoned professionals in C&W music for the turnaround to good of the awards presentation. I believe it began with Alan Jackson and Rascal Flatts. Alan Jackson’s song Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) rocketed him to even greater fame – a household word. He chose to humbly start promoting… Read full this story
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