Third Time’s A Charm: Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood to Host CMA Awards; ICM Awards Nominees

Brody Vercher | August 27th, 2010

  1. Jon
    August 27, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Marty Stuart is just right as rain on that subject.

  2. Barry Mazor
    August 27, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Yep; thumbs up to Marty on that, though it surprises me not at all that this is what he’d say. He’s not a binary thinking, “if this, then, of course, not THAT’ sort of guy. And more power to him for it.

  3. Ben Foster
    August 27, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    The first time Brad and Carrie hosted the CMA Awards, I was only mildly entertained. But I thought they did a better job (and were funnier) last year. Maybe this year will be even better. Of course, I still think Reba is a better host than either of them could ever hope to be.

    Enjoyed hearing those Marty Stuart comments.

  4. Noeller
    August 27, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Reckon Vinnie and the BnD boys were the best hosts, for my money, of a Country music award show.

  5. Rick
    August 27, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Speaking of Carrie Underwood, she will be on tonight’s Opry along with Martina McBride, Dailey & Vincent, and Diamond Rio. I rate this Opry show a solid C- due to the presence of Carrie & Martina and will be tuning out as soon as Jesse McReynold’s finishes his set. Blech!
    Opry Schedule:

    I think Marty Stuart is quite the diplomat, which is understandable since he has delusions about actually gaining future airplay on Top 40 AirHead Country Radio stations. Mainstream country music will always adapt to the current marketplace and can never stagnate for the long term if it is to remain viable. On the other hand the corporate takeover and consolidation of many country radio stations in the 1990′s forever changed how they approached the music itself and their local market. The target demographic focused group-think corporate mindset set aside the artistic and creative merit of the music as guiding principles of what garnered airplay. The end result has been the mediocre, sound-alike, bombastic, pop-rock crap that now passes for mainstream country and dominates the airwaves. Sheesh…

    Trailer’s John Rich Song Titles feature garners 3 and a half “Hoots” as that is as much as I can muster for anything associated with Johnboy the Ego.

    I don’t know anything about Tim Stafford’s music, but I do respect him for having the good taste and brains to get engaged to Alecia Nugent, the Hillbilly Goddess herself! Congratulations to the happy couple!

    If Dale Watson mellows out too much, he might lose a share of that quarter million fans he’s talking about. It’s a good thing Texan’s are such a loyal bunch!

  6. Barry Mazor
    August 27, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    “Forever” is a funny word though, Rick. If you were ClearChannel right now, and found yourself owning thousands of stations which can be competed with by someone in a room with a Net stream, you might be looking at some changes going forward.

    Tim Stafford writes a lot of good songs about trains. Don’t know if that’s the destination for their honeymoon, but it wouldn’t be surprising! Good to see them happy.

  7. Jon
    August 27, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    The Bluegrass Blog suggests that Tim and Alecia will be at least part-time Nashville area residents, which would certainly please me, as we’ve already written quite a few together.

  8. Stormy
    August 27, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Heads up for NPR fans:
    Fresh Air with Terry Gross Next week: It’s country music week on Fresh Air. Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, John Doe, Waylon Jennings….and more.

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