Used to love country music. Can hardly stand to listen anymore. Whatever
happened to Hank, Charley, and the rest of the REAL country singers?
I enjoy the musical contest reality shows because they have taken the place of
the variety shows of yesteryear. There is nothing wrong with people who have
talent showing their skills. The contestants don't "pat themselves on
the back" very often because the public appreciates a bit of humility and
humanity along with sheer talent. There will always be critics and cynics who
delight in tearing down others, including criticizing those who have the courage
to perform in public. I have very little respect for trolls such as Mainly Me
and Strider303. I applaud Herbert for choosing a "normal" life because
nothing compares with the fulfillment of having children and a marriage to which
both partners are fully commited. Carmen, don't let your talents shrivel
up. Use them to influence our society positively and ignore those who are quick
to shoot barbed arrows at those who seek to increase their talents and serve
You can't take your trophies to bed with you, but at the same time we all
need outlets and ways to use the artistic gifts we were given.
I just want to know what about Taylor Swift is country?
May I second Mainly Me's comment with a slight addition, all entertainment
award shows consist of self-proclaimed elitists patting each other on the back,
telling each other how wonderful they are. We permit this because we
equate money and fame however fleeting, with importance. I noted an article in
Reader's Digest on the most trusted people. A huge portion are actors or
"personalities" whose public persona is scripted, or an act.No TV at the present, missed the big event. How can I go on living?
There is a difference between respect and honor.
These award shows are nothing more than for a bunch of elitists patting each
other on the back, telling each other how wonderful they are. Now,
I'll get back to something more useful.