There is this campaign going around on Facebook this month that has you listing what you are thankful for everyday as we count down to Thanksgiving. I know I am a little late, but I thought we'd start this morning! Today I am thankful for all those who fought for me to have the right to vote in yesterday's election. I don't care what side of the political spectrum you land on... if you voted, thank you.
Yesterday, was the first time I voted in person and I got pretty emotional. Could you imagine someone telling you you couldn't vote because of the color of your skin or because you were female? This country is great because we all have a voice. Yes, some voices may be heard louder then others... but on election day, we are all equal.
Now you may call me naive, but that in itself is reason to be thankful.
The CMAs were last night and it was all about the performances!!! Faith Hill's was my favorite!!!
Yes, I am totally biased!!! So excited to see Faith back with a song that she is totally behind! (Was she wearing braces?) What was your favorite? Let us know on Facebook!
Anyway here's a quick breakdown:
7:19 The Time When Jimmy Dickens' makes his annual CMA appearance! “Push, Jennifer! Push!
9 Awards Given Away On The Show
20 Performances (See All Here)
Biggest Props On Twitter: Everyone Loving Little Big Town!
9+ Carrie Costume Changes (I Lost Count!)
Best Acceptance Speech: Blake Shelton For Song Of The Year
“I lost my brother in a car wreck when I was 14 years old," Blake says. "And later in life, when I decided I wanted to be a country singer, my dad always told me, ‘Son, you should write a song about your brother.’ And I lost my dad in January, and it’s so amazing to me that tonight, even after he’s gone, he’s still right. I just needed the right person to write this song with, and the right person to sing it.”
Best Acceptance Speech Part II: LBT's Karen Fairchild on Group Of The Year
“We’re living proof that if you work really really hard and you chase your dream, all the good stuff happens, and it follows you. Nashville, you’ve made us your band. Thank you for letting us do this…Thank you, Capitol Records and Jesus, and our mommas and daddies and Jesus, and our babies and Jesus.”
Here are the winners from last night’s CMA Awards show:
Entertainer of the Year - Blake Shelton
Single of the Year (award goes to Artist and Producer(s)) –"Pontoon," Little Big Town, Produced by Jay Joyce, Capitol Records Nashville
Album of the Year (award goes to Artist and Producer(s)) - Chief, Eric Church, Produced by Jay Joyce, EMI Records Nashville
Song of the Year (award goes to Songwriter(s)) - "Over You," Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
Female Vocalist of the Year - Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year - Blake Shelton
Vocal Group of the Year - Little Big Town
Vocal Duo of the Year - Thompson Square
Musical Event of the Year (award goes to each Artist) - "Feel Like A Rock Star," Kenny Chesney (duet with Tim McGraw), Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville
Musician of the Year - Mac McAnally - Guitar
Music Video of the Year (award goes to Artist and Director) - "Red Solo Cup," Toby Keith, Directed by Michael Salomon
New Artist of the Year - Hunter Hayes
Yesterday, I thought it would be a good idea to head to the lake to make my own storm coverage video... boy was I wrong! The winds were INSANE out there!!! (As you can tell by the video!)
I have no idea how TV reporters keep up their apperance in those conditions, I looked a mess after 5 minutes!!! You can check out more storm coverage pictures on the main page!
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