Alright, it’s GRAMMY time. Tomorrow, Sunday January 26 at 7pm (CST) on CBS the 56th Annual GRAMMYs Awards happens. As usual the telecast will NOT feature all of the actual awards, because, 1) there are just too many of them and 2) I guess the GRAMMY Academy assumes (correctly I think) believe that the viewing public aren’t interested in hearing who won the GRAMMY for BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM. Although, you should care cause my home town NOLA is representin’ with the Hot 8 Brass Band, nominated in this category! GEAUX HOT 8!!!).
So, the telecast nowadays actually only broadcast only about 20 of the BIG categories like ALBUM OF THE YEAR, RECORD OF THE YEAR, SONG OF THE YEAR, BEST NEW ARTIST, BEST POP VOCAL, BEST R&B…and so on. The remainder of the telecast is “out the box” performances and duets “you’ll never see anywhere else”…or whatever. To be honest, the GRAMMYs of late have been meh when it comes to performance anyways, rare are the days of true show-stopping performances Quick name the first GRAMMY show-stopping performance that comes to your mind in the last 10 years….don’t google, just off the top of your head…name it? Hard ain’t it? Of late, the GRAMMY performances are interesting as they happen, but rarely are they epic enough to actually instantly recall them.
So if ya know me, then you know I love all things music. I have a very eclectic taste in music. I’m primarily an R&B girl, but I’m also down with pop, pop rock and top 40…blame it on my morning drive to and from work for 7 years in DFW. My commute wasn’t long, but it wasn’t short, so I had a lot of exposure to top 40. Plus you kinda have to play Top 40 stations if you work in a “multicultural” workplace. Now there is some music I just DO NOT listen to (country music for one) so no dawg you ain’t gonna get nothing from me on country music, but you do get the pleasure of my expertise on any of the actual categories I know a little bit about…lol.
So let’s get it in, to get you ready for the upcoming posts, check out this link from the GRAMMY website with the complete nominees list.