Dixie Chicks win all five? Seems suspicious to me

Post ImageDid you watch the Grammy Awards last night? I didn’t. I figured there wasn’t much point. It’s the same with all awards shows – why watch? You can find out the results almost immediately online anyway. And if there’s a performance you wanted to see, it’ll probably be on YouTube. It’s amazing that anyone at all watches marathons award shows anymore.

Anyway, I read about the Grammy’s today. Turns out the Dixie Chicks won all five awards for which they were nominated, including album of the year. Call me crazy, but that strikes me as being somewhat suspicious. Can you really go from being one of the most hated music groups in the country to winning five awards in a single night? It’s almost like they won simply because the academy felt sorry for them. I guess the “return to glory” plotline always makes for a good story too.

It’s not like such a big win happens every year:

The last time an act won the album, record and song categories was in 1993, when Eric Clapton led the field. The last country act to win album of the year was Glen Campbell in 1969 with “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.”

I mean, sure, Taking The Long Way is a decent album. I guess I have to admit that I even enjoyed it. But seriously, album of the year? Plus record and song of the year? I dunno. Just doesn’t feel right.

Here are the winners I’d have picked:

Record of the Year: “You’re Beautiful” – James Blunt
Album of the Year: FutureSex/LoveSounds – Justin Timberlake
Song of the Year: “Not Ready To Make Nice” – Dixie Chicks

Read: Yahoo! News

6 thoughts on “Dixie Chicks win all five? Seems suspicious to me

  1. You know I’ve never liked the idea of celebrities/rockstars/artists speaking out about political issues or moral issues for that matter. They have such a huge impact on young kids that it almost doesn’t even seem fair.

  2. You make a good point…but I think most importantly, everyone is entitled to their opinion. Also – there’s lots of stars who use their starpower for good…as long as it more or less balance out the bad ones, I’m fine with it.

  3. I don’t think their album was that good. It’s not bad, but it certainly didn’t deserve the accolades it got.

    I’m with ya about James Blunt. Should have had Record of the Year.

    Obviously I’m biased, but the Chili Peppers should have won Album of the Year. 28(!) tracks. None of them crappy. Can’t go wrong there.

    Dixie Chicks for Song of the Year. I’ll concede.

    But seriously now, how in hell does Carrie Underwood win Best New Artist over James Blunt AND Imogen Heap? Oh right. She was on American Idol.

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