for years i caught every CMA. never missed a single one. however daylight savings has officially kicked my tail. and while i’m no longer a night owl, it takes all manner of mental energy to make it past 8 pm-especially since i am now waking in the 4 o’clock hour. being pitch black by dinner time isn’t helping either.
so needless to say i didn’t make it through the CMA’s last night but it was all i could do…at 4 40 something mind you….to get down here & see what went down.
what went down my friends? well. that was a rhetorical question because i’m sure all you guys already saw it…but lord. have. mercy. give me some country music sung with a raspy-raw, heavy voice like chris stapleton harmonized with none other than justin timberlake. that’s what i’m talking about.
but you know what i loved and caught my attention right along with that epic performance? these guys are clearly in two different genres. and while chris took home a slew of awards (he’s sorta an unknown songwriter until last night), JT is the man in entertainment these days. yet neither of them….chris on his home playing field, justin just because he’s justin, didn’t try to outdo or upstage the other one. beautiful powerful harmony not only in their vocals, but in their stage presence. and then at the end…justin does his bow to chris. honestly. ( just after justin wraps it up with a-lord have mercy!)
i mean honestly. could we all do that with one another? not feel like we have to compete with each other? use our “platform”…whatever that may be…& stand literally and figuratively with someone that might be considered our competition? or a friend who’s success seems to know no bounds in the same field we feel like we can barely get rolling in? give a shout out to somebody else and not just because they’re doing a mutual shout out to us? c’mon. i love seeing this when it happens. it’s a mighty beautiful thing & last night’s performance was a jaw dropping reminder.
i don’t know. i’m just always moved by music. and country music will always be where my heart is. even if i’m sound asleep.