We will save that conversation for now. Examining the list this morning, I had more than my share of grumbles and groans, but the nomination slate holds a few pleasant surprises.
My personal favorite nomination is the Single of the Year acknowledgment of “Gunpowder and Lead”, the first Top Ten single in the critically-acclaimed career of Miranda Lambert. Although the song is not my personal favorite, her supreme talent warrants recognition in the top categories, and this rip-roaring rocker deserved its spot. It’s sung with reckless abandon, and has terrific attention to detail. Thank goodness CMA voters weren’t gun-shy and nominated the volatile single.
Tonight’s question, for the sake of glass-half-full optimism: Which CMA Awards nomination makes your heart most content?