The biggest music awards show of the year is here. The 57th Grammy Awards hits the air live on CBS at 8 pm ET tonight. If you’re a chord cutter or don’t have CBS, no worries. For the first time ever, you can stream the Grammys legally online while it’s happening live. For more information on this, click here. The host of the show will be LL Cool J, yes the same one who collaborated with Brad Paisley on the embarrassing song “Accidental Racist.” There will be several performers on the show. The country acts performing are Miranda Lambert, Eric Church and a duet featuring Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam. To see the full list of performers, click here.
I’m sure there will be many embarrassing moments throughout the show that will make you face palm and laugh. Hopefully there are some good moments too. So let’s experience it all together! I’ll be posting live results, with some possible analysis here. And not just country, but all of the important categories too. As for my live commentary and full analysis of the show, I’ll be live tweeting on Twitter. You can follow me at @realcountryview or twitter.com/realcountryview. For those not on Twitter you can simply go to the Twitter link I just listed and hit refresh throughout the night.
To see my predictions for the country categories, as well as the American Roots album category, click here. Don’t expect my predictions to be perfect! I’m usually terrible as these awards shows’ predictions. They’re a giant crapshoot and I have no idea how much politicking is taking place behind-the-scenes. Be sure to throw in your own predictions and thoughts too!
So without further ado let’s watch The Grammys together! And be sure to keep hitting refresh.
Record of the Year – Sam Smith’s Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)
Album of the Year – Beck’s Morning Phase
Song of the Year – “Stay With Me” – Sam Smith
Best New Artist – Sam Smith
Best American Roots Song – Rosanne Cash’s “A Feather’s Not A Bird”
Best Americana Album – Rosanne Cash – The River & The Thread
(Sturgill didn’t win…)
Best Bluegrass Album – The Earls of Leichester – The Earls of Leichester
Best Folk Album – Old Crow Medicine Show – Remedy
Best Country Solo Performance – Carrie Underwood’s “Something In The Water”
(The Grammys nailed it on this one. Most deserving of all nominations.)
Best Country Duo/Group Performance – The Band Perry’s “Gentle on My Mind”
(Pleasantly surprised to see this win. I thought for sure “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” would win.)
Best Country Song – Glenn Campbell’s “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
(I predicted the sentimental vote would help Campbell win and I was right. But hey it’s deserved!)
Best Country Album – Miranda Lambert’s Platinum
(As I predicted, Miranda wins. I knew she wouldn’t lose this award for a third straight time. There were better candidates than this, but oh well.)
Best Pop Solo Performance – Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – “Say Something” – A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera
Best Pop Vocal Album – Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour
Best Comedy Album – Weird Al Yankovic’s Mandatory Fun
(As you saw on the site previously, one of my favorite non-country albums of 2014. Congrats to Weird Al on a well deserved win!)
Best Rap Performance – Kendrick Lamar’s “I”
Best Rap Collaboration – “The Monster” – Eminem feat. Rihanna
Best Rap Song – Kendrick Lamar’s “I”
Best Rap Album – Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP2
(Yes! One of my favorite recent rap albums. It beat out some stiff competition too.)
Best Rock Performance – Jack White’s “Lazaretto”
Best Metal Performance – Tenacious D’s “The Last in Line”
Best Rock Song – Paramore’s “Ain’t It Fun”
Best Rock Album – Beck – Morning Phase
To see nominations for every single category and every single genre, click here.