By Kenneth E. Oquist
Tony Bennett won for Pop Vocal Traditional and Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse for Pop Vocal Duo/Group also won. This is not a huge surprise. Allison Krause won for Bluegrass and Steve Martin did not. Weird Al Yankovic lost to “Hilarious” by Louis C.K..I guess he wasn’t funny enoughfor Best Comedy Album. Wilco lost to Foo Fighters for best Rock Album and Best Rock Song also went to the Foo Fighters.
As I thought would happen, a Whitney Houston tribute featuring Jennifer Hudson was added to the show. It was a really nice tribute to Whitney. I heard from a fellow music lover on the phone that Whitney Houston had passed on. I had a mega bass music lover friend pass on earlier this year that got me into subwoofers. I played some of my favorite Whitney Houston songs before the Grammy Awards for a personal tribute. I have been into Whitney since day one. I and a lot of music lovers mourn the loss.
Kicking off the telecast was Bruce Springsteen’s latest single “We Take Care of Our Own” which is a great song, a great performance and excellent choice for Grammy entertainment. The Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” snippet was touching, but much too short. Multi Grammy winner Foo Fighters was pretty good, but maybe not spectacular. Lady Antebelum won for Country Album. What a surprise. Bon Iver beat The Band Perry for Best New Artist.
Chris Brown was much deserving of the R&B Album Award. The Civil Wars beat out Steve Earle for the Folk Award. They also won For Best Country Duo/Group. The Tony Bennett and Carrie performance was very nice. Taylor Swift beat out Thompson Square for Best Country Song. It was not as surprise to see Adele win all the biggies — Record of the the Year, Album of the Year, as well as Song of the Year. The gala was a success yet again. It is always an aim to please gala. Thank you, and good night.
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