Last night was the 2015 ACM Awards. It was also the 50th anniversary. The show was held at AT&T Stadium in Texas. It was cool that it was held there, but I feel that it should have been held in Los Angeles where the show originally started - it would have had a lot more meaning but what do I know?
The show was pretty good. There were a lot of mashups for artists and a lot of older songs performed. It was cool.. buuuut at the same time I wanted to hear their new stuff. The whole point of an artist performing at an awards show is to showcase their new song or their current hit. While I thoroughly enjoyed hearing older songs, I would have rather enjoyed their current/new stuff.
Another complaint I have is performing with pop artists. The Rascal Flatts and Christina Aguilera duetwasn't terrible - but I love the original Riot by Rascal Flatts and could have done without Christina Aguilera. I was on the fence about the Dan + Shay performing with Nick Jonas. When it was time for them to perform I was so excited because I thought they were going to perform a version of their current hitNothing Like You, but it ended up being a Nick Jonas melody with very little of Dan + Shay's song. Which I found disappointing because its a COUNTRY awards show. Although, the mashup was highly catchy and I can't get it out of my head. Basically, I think if you're going to mix genre's - save it for an awards show showcasing ALL genre's and not just one genre. And play a song that is new for both of you and not one you are redoing.
The Milestone Awards were cool, because it had a spotlight on what the artists did in the country music industry. They are all iconic in some way. I just found it ironic that Taylor Swift isn't a country star anymore and she was awarded with one. Basically the ONLY reason why she showed up to the awards show...
Anyway - what I really wanted to get to was how the awards turned out. You can see my predictions in this post - and see the winners below:
Single of the Year || Automatic || Miranda Lambert Vocal Duo of the Year || Florida Georgia Line Vocal Group of the Year || Little Big Town Album of the Year || Platinum || Miranda Lambert New Artist of the Year || Cole Swindell Female Vocalist of the Year || Miranda Lambert Single Record of the Year || I Don't Dance || Lee Brice Male Vocalist of the Year || Jason Aldean Entertainer of the Year || Luke Bryan
Milestone Award Winners: George Strait || ACM winner over 4 decades Miranda Lambert || ACM most awarded solo female artist Reba McEntire || ACM most awarded female vocalist of the year Taylor Swift || Youngest ACM Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks || ACM most entertainer of the year Kenny Chesney || ACM first fan voted ACM Entertainer of the Year Brooks & Dunn || ACM greatest duo
Did you watch the show? What did you think of it?