But first I will post a quick card, that way if you are in a hurry and don't want to listen to my blabbering about the awards show you don't have to…who loves ya baby? Me!
This is another card from the shoebox swap, this was Monica Lerma's card.
Paper: Garden Green, Real Red, Merry Moments DSP, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Misc: Real Red wide grosgrain, metal edge circle tag, rhinestone brad
I know this is not the way it was originally made cause I remember when I did it that night, I was talking…surprising eh? me…talking…whoulda thunk it? But I got the middle part glued and was like oops, I layered it wrong. So since there are no mistakes in stamping, only design changes. It stays like it is.
All rightee then, let's get to the CMA's shall we? These are not in any particular order just as I remember, and please don't get mad if I say anything bad about your favorite singer, these are just my observations, and I am sure I missed some. I should have been taking notes.
Taylor Swift: opening for the show, the song excuse my french, sucked, and I am sick of the hair flinging. I mean I love some of her songs, but most of them are kinda juvenile (I mean that is all she knows) as they are about teenager love and angst, and well I am old, plus I don't think she performs in front of audiences very good. Her voice is awesome, but I am looking forward to her growing up.
Brooks & Dunn: They will be sadly missed. Loved that they were with (quoting my BFF Tracy) Z Top…ha!
Barbara Mandrell: She is as beautiful as ever, but at the beginning, she looked a little confused like she thought maybe she was gonna sing…or was that me? But Martina did her proud, and I actually got a tear in my eye when George Strait came on stage and sang too…cause was there an original guy that did that with Barbara?
Reba: Tracy and I were texting all night, she is 2 hours ahead, but Reba looked sexy as all get out, and loved the black nails, and she has made me realize, the treadmill starts tomorrow…I aint getting any younger.
Billy Currington: I love his People are Crazy song, you can't help but smile when he gets to that talking part in it.
The Judds: Ok well I am still eating tums to get over the acid reflux that immediately overtook me when they walked on stage. It was like Cruella Deville wax figure, and Punkin freak, I mean if you TVO'd, or DVR'd or taped, or maybe just close your eyes, I am sure it is burned into your retina like it is mine. Take a look at the color of Wynona, Naomi, Wynona…well whatever one the daughter is, look at her hands…normal color and then her face and neck….jack-o-lantern orange…sorry but freaks!!!
Lady Antebellum: These three are so good, Jeff and I were listening to their CD on the way to PHX this weekend.
Darius Rucker: He is such a great singer and love what he has brought to country, I also loved that he went to the fans to sing, and mingled, instead of singing to all the country singers…what a gem.
Sugarland: I much prefer their quicker paced, fun songs, over the serious ones. I mean this definitely showed vocal talent, but I wanna see fun…the year they sang with the conveyor belt…that was cool.
Jamey Johnson – new kid this year, Welcome back to the old ways of country, he seemed so honest to goodness sweet, and shy and man he can sing. I loved the song he sang with Kid Rock (and hey Kid I need my glasses back…thanks BFF for bringing those to my attention) he said he was single, and I told Jeff he will stay that way if he continues to wear those glasses.
Zac Brown: another new kid on the block, I love his Chicken Fried song, but why didn't they sing it? No they ruined The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Jeff and I just looked at each other and said "Shupe does that so much better".
Kelly Pickler: Goes to show you can't dye out stupid. You can dye out old though…..I did it last week.
Vince Gill & Chris Daughtery: Daughtery needs to stick with his style of music and Vince needs to retire. The awards were SOOOO boring when he hosted.
Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood: they make great hosts, and loved the spoofs and stuff, and the fun things they did. When Carrie started singing, I thought oops, I see London I see France, I see Carrie's underpants, but they turned out to be silver short shorts, in case you were missing them, she thrusted them out once in a while just to be on the safe side.
Plus I liked it when they used to honor the country and western people that we lost over the year, and maybe we didn't lose any and that is why they didn't do it. Cause I think I watched the whole show.
Well there ya have it, again, don't be mad at me for voicing my opinion. I would love to know what you thought of the show!
Oh and what was so cool is after the awards, my friend Mary Hoffman was on the news singing. Love her, some day she will be at the CMA's, and she will kick butt. Click around while you there, to make the singing come up. She sings one of my favorite songs she wrote…we jokingly call it the "Bar Song".
Have a great Thursday, I will be cutting paper……100 Top Note Chums…what was I thinking? Ha!
Thanks for stopping in!