Here are a few of my thoughts on this year's show (at least the parts I watched):
- I love LL Cool J. I think he's entertaining and able to laugh at himself. I'm a fan of the TV show NCIS: LA and have watched it since the beginning of the series.
- I did not like Beyonce and her husband Jay Z's performance at all. I think Beyonce is very talented but frankly, she showed so much more than I care to see. I kept wondering what her parents might be thinking. This was prime time TV so I hope children weren't watching.
- I love Carole King. I remember when she won best song of the year for "You've Got a Friend" in 1971. That was the year I graduated from high school after all. I know, I know ...as the kids would say "Miss Debbie, you're old". :)
- I love the group Chicago! Their signature sound always appealed to me. I love the brass sound and always have. I thought they looked great and Robin Thicke did a good job performing along with them.
- I love the Beatles! I watched their very first US performance on the Ed Sullivan show on February 9, 1964. That's the good part of being old. I was in grade school and many of the girls began to wear black Beatle caps. They were the rage at the time!
- I love country music! When my husband Greg and I had a cabin in Flagstaff, Arizona some years ago, we listened to lots of country music. Shania Twain was a favorite of ours. Many of the singers have changed a bit but some remain and I love hearing them. I loved the number with Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton. And I love to watch Blake on The Voice!
- I love Michael Buble! I don't know if I fast forwarded and missed when they called his name but I read that he won for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for "To Be Loved". He's in a class all his own.
- I was so glad that Mandisa won for Best Christian album for Overcomer. Her video for the song is so inspiring.
Mandisa wasn't present in the audience to accept her award. I read her post about her reasons and totally understand. I read that Natalie Grant left the ceremony early as many of the performances were offensive.
Frankly, I think our culture is heading in the wrong direction.
How about you? What are your thoughts on the Grammy's? Did you watch them or not?
Blessings and love,