Thursday, November 13, 2008
So living in Nashville doesn't necessarily mean that you're a fan of country music, but I have to admit that I like some of it. Not all of it, but some of it.
In particular? Josh Turner. Isn't he just such a cutie? He's not the most famous country music artist, but I certainly have to say he's one of my favorites. He's got this incredibly deep voice that is so unbelievably smooth, but he's also got a little country twang. I really like a lot of his songs. On the CMA's last night, he was only there to present an award.... but I soaked it in. Those blues eyes... that gorgeous smile... knowing I have a lot of his terrific songs on my ipod. His wife is a lucky woman. :)
I ended up watching the entire show. I like Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, so it was fun to see them hosting. Reese Witherspoon, a Nashville native, presented an award. Brad's wife Kimberly Williams was there in all of her pregnant glory, and after he won Male Vocalist of the Year he ran down to kiss her and her little belly! Carrie had a terrific performance, and I also liked seeing Brad and Keith Urban play together when the show opened.
I may not love ALL country music, but it's always fun to watch some of the CMA's each year. They're filmed downtown at our hockey arena so I always think that it might be fun to go one year.
I thought it was interesting that this morning a local radio show was saying Kellie Pickler's performance was one of the best. Honestly? I thought it was one of the worst and that she looked kind of trashy. I'm not really a fan. That's just me...
All in all, it was nice to veg out on the couch and enjoy some good country music all evening. I really like the "famous" people we have in Nashville. They have more money than the average resident around here, but they live a pretty normal life. They go to grocery stores and restaurants. They do their thing. People get excited about seeing them out, but most people are pretty polite. They're usually polite back from what I head. And we don't really have a lot of papparazzi hanging around Nashville, so they can usually do their thing without being followed around.
Seriously, if you haven't heard of Josh Turner, check him out. In my opinion, he's one of the best even though he's not one of the most famous.
(Photo from msn.com's info on the CMA's)