I love music and love, love to watch the Grammys. It's so great to get to see the many incredibly creative individuals and groups being awarded for their hard work and talent, and many being given the opportunity to make more of the music they love their way---(clears throat....hmm-hmmm...Alabama Shakes!)
The diversity of the award show is great too, with nods to artists like Frank Ocean, to Jimmy Falon, to best new artist Fun, in between...(who had the best acceptance speech, I have to say.) You gotta love the anthem, "We Are Young," And then there are my dudes, The Zac Brown Band. What a great guy Zac must be. Having a special needs grand son myself, I'm so excited to hear more about Camp Southern Ground...I'm on their mailing list. What a big heart he must have---what a blessing he is. He knows what it's all about!
My heart skipped a beat for Album of the Year award winners, Mumford and Sons, who never fail to draw me in with their rich, folk artsy sound. I was cheering for Little Big Town, and thrilled they won the Grammy for "Pontoon." I'm a huge fan of theirs from the "Boondocks" days. Any country girl that actually grew up in the boondocks, like me, can totally relate to them---gorgeous harmonies. The Black Keys are just incredible, of course, but I have to admit, we're Brittany fans in this family...as in Alabama Shakes. I know we're going to hear much from them in the coming years. They are 100% r-e-a-l.
But, my Grammy night would not be complete without Miss Taylor Swift. Her song, "Safe and Sound", with Civil Wars, (who I had the great fortune of seeing in concert this past year at The Cains Ballroom in Tulsa), is haunting, sad, and beautiful. Is it weird that I feel like Taylor's proud Aunt who brags about her at social functions? Well, I do! We are so fortunate to have Taylor as a role model for our young adults---heck, adults as well. But hey, we still have Lindsay Lohan and Brittany Spears...did I just say that? Anyway, YEAH TAYLOR!
THE GRAMMYS WERE AWESOME! CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM ALL!