I sat through most of the CMA Award’s show last Wednesday evening with pain in my ears. I watched Grand Ole Opry Live on GAC this evening and again, there is a pain. On tonight’s show, Billy Currington, Randy Houser, Randy Travis, and last but certainly not least, Kevin Costner? Yes. You heard me. Kevin Costner. Billy Currington certainly sounds 100% better RECORDED. He sings a song I kinda like called “Good Directions” and it is a fun song to listen to but this man has no business singing live. Randy Houser is a great songwriter and not too bad singing live. Randy Travis was like listening to the CD. But I have to say it one more time, Kevin Costner is well, uh,,,, I really can’t describe it.
As for the CMA Awards last Wednesday evening, all I can say is “YUCK!!” Some of the worst vocal performances I have ever heard. These people are supposed to be pros? It just makes me wonder what happened to all the “Pure” vocalists. I don’t really want to hear the CD or iTunes version, but at least SING IT IN TUNE folks. Even Brad Paisley, who I really like, was not very good. Oh please give me some excuses, but when you are scheduled to appear on a show of this magnitude, you bring your “A” stuff. Taylor Swift has no business behind a microphone. Nor does Kenny Chesney. (Entertainer of the year by the way) The only performers worth listening to when I started watching was George Strait and maybe Dirks Bentley but he was “shakey” at best.
What happened to “Good” Country Music? Any ideas…
Message from my wife: Most people who go to see these folks perform in a live concert have usually been drinking and really don’t care how they sound. A good point.