Sunday, April 18, 2010

ACM Awards 2010 Tonight..

A look back:

2001


2002


2006


2008


2009


And now for tonight's episode:

39 comments:

JOY said...

GREAT to look at Keith through the years. Boy has he matured and made it through some rough stuff. Glad he is still here making great music and hopefully will continue for MANY more years to come. He's a winner in my book even if he doesn't walk away with any awards tonight.

maclen said...

Yikes! Who's that hippy chick at the 2002 awards...oh wait...its orb! He looks like he's gonna ask if you want a tarot card reading...or your palm read. And kidman, at an otherwise "uncontrolable" photo op at the awards show...

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98532309/Getty-Images-Entertainment

...obviously, the theme of her attire..."High School Band Majorette"...the only assessory missing is her baton! Boy, she makes it so easy...the theme today boys and girls, is the fashion line from "High School musical". You see, she is obviously attempting to "play youthful" in her bit part in the sandler pic...that will surely reinvent her image...no doubt playing up the whole "procedurally enhanced' angle...HA HA HA!!(mockingly) And does kidman's face once again look freshly "proceduralized?" Did she take the PR blackout as an opportunity to get a few "touch ups?"
And what of the orb?

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98532638/Getty-Images-Entertainment

...scrubbed down and wearing a rather plain monkey suit to a "country" show. Ive seen more charisma and presence on a rerun of HEE HAW! So continue the times of the whitest bread couple on the face of the planet!

maclen said...

...ps...

just looking at the photos of the awards over at Getty Images...what a hoot...check this pic out...

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98532088/Getty-Images-Entertainment

...look...it's "Lady McChicken Leggs and Cletus McDork" You think cletus should have had his suit taylor take up his pant legs just a smidge? That monkey suit looks as ill fitting as one worn by a grade school graduate's suit bought off the rack! And tell me again does kidman's face look particularly waxen and plastic...and does the orb's eyes look especially "buzzed" as well? Thank you folks...it looks like I'll be here all night! I almost completely overlooked these awards...the orb career is SOOOO exciting these days(snark) Looking to see the results of these awards...
...to be continued...

Laura said...

Don't care what anyone says. Keith deserved Entertainer of the Year. He IS an amazing performer. So ACM's were bullshit, but he's still EOTY in my mind.

maclen said...

...continued...

...so, the orb didnt win a thing tonight. I've been saying for a while now...kidman is just BAD LUCK for orb at these awards shows! Now he has nothing to show for showing up in that monkey suit. And so...has his cd sales peaked beyond the paltry 800k sold? Well, according to this article...

http://www.roughstock.com/blog/country-album-sales-top-albums-remain-the-same

Country Album Sales: Top Albums Remain The Same

...Defying Sales has sold, as of March 2010...805,641 cds. And as Ive just learned, orb's new summer tour is titled...wait for it..."SUMMER LOVIN' 2010"...and that's NOT "LOVING" nor "MC'LOVIN" or "LUVIN"... nor is it "HOT TIME IN THE SUMMER...but...simply SUMMER LOVIN'...that's some imagination and creativity you got there cletus! Cletus needs a time out and a lot of "image rejuvination" as well!

smorgas91 said...

On one of Maclen's link to getty pictures featuring NK & KU in funky uniforms -- can you believe these nutcases? Especially her. At her age dressed like that with a mutton face in full force, truly scary. What were they thinking...they look like foreign freaks really... And her, anything she does just isn't right. She really looks sick, not funny, truly bizarre.

maclen said...

...pps...

..oh looky looky...kidman, "new and re-improved"...

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98533549/Getty-Images-Entertainment

...yucking it up with the "common folk!"

...and here she is...

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98532469/Getty-Images-Entertainment

..actually touching one of the "unwashed" masses!

and here...

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98532945/Getty-Images-Entertainment

...kidman actually posing with one of only a few dedicated admirers!

Yeah, this "new and re-improved" kidman is about as believable as her non denial of botox or lip injections! No doubt part of her image rejuvination...look everyone...she is just "down home" and a real "considerate" person just like all the rest of us! OR that's how the deluded fansies will certainly put it! No... this is just a phoney and transparent "image" reconstituting campaign nessesitated by a failed career.

maclen said...

smorgas91 said...
"On one of Maclen's link to getty pictures featuring NK & KU in funky uniforms -- can you believe these nutcases? Especially her. At her age dressed like that with a mutton face in full force, truly scary."

HA! Good on ya, smorgas91..."MUTTON FACE"...that describes exactly what I was attempting to convey what her plasticine face looked like precisely in those photos!

mikki said...

Well maclen, she had her JJ photographer in tow. Got the red carpet photos on the site right away as if she and Keith were the stars of the show!

She sure doesn't take a good picture anymore does she? Shes ruined her face. Cher looked better than she did!

Check out the JJ pictures. It looked like Keith was wearing as much makeup as she was.

maclen said...

In my last word, tonight...In this "E-o'-L-N-M's"....

...so hey, what up with those slack boned monkeylanders...not getting the orb "Entertainer" in the online voting of the ACM awards!? What...they didnt "toss enough cookies" to get the cletus the prize? Could it be that the orb fansies are at such a ridiculously low number these days, he never had a chance? And will no longer win at these robo-voting online polls?

...so...who believes that I can just mercilessly "mock and ridicule" that motley crüe of monkeylanders til they also shield themselves away from public viewing on their forum, as the orb's career attains the same level of shame and embarrassment as kidman's...who's fansies now hang their heads in shame and hide away like lepers! Here take a gander at the monkeylanders whining and embarrassingly pathetic comments...

http://www.keithurban.net/forum/index.php?topic=37971.msg1507664#new

SandyAyres said...
"What I don't understand is the voting by text during the show. How can that work when the show is not shown live everywhere? By the time the show is on TV in California, it is long over and the awards have already been given. It just doesn't seem fair. Sad"

urbanblyte said...
"another sucky year and our Keith got raped again!!!! But so many of you monkeys are right...I don't think Keith cares as much as he loves to put on his shows for all of us and he loves when we give back!! Did y'all hear the LOUD cheering for him when he was mentioned in the very beginnig of the show??
We love you Keith!!! But I too, thought he would take it this year after the fantastic year he had!!! Well there are better things to be happy about , like seeing Keith this summer and looking forward to new Keith material.It's been said a million times and I will say it JUST ONE MORE TIME"

(..and this one pretty much says it all)

lorigb said...
"Keith will always be my pick for Entertainer of the Year!!!! I am just so confused on what people are thinking about EOTY. That means you are the best performer of a live show and have the most confidence in your music and your show and have earned that right! He was so deserving of the award I think it's just not understood anymore what that honor is really for, when you look back at years ago the award went to the person who went out and worked so hard on their shows, public appearances, music and also really respected their fans! Oh well that's my little dream world. But Keith deserved both Top Male Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year. He proved it all year!!!! I'm so disappointed I can't go to bed!!!! I hope Keith knows how much we love him and respect him and his music!

...yes, monkeylanders, it HAS BEEN A SUCKY YEAR for the orb... and yes, you are all living in a "little dream world!" And... it's only gonna get worse! Just imagine...next award season will basically be "orb awardless and nominee-less"...and the only reason the orb is back out again on tour this summer is because his cd, "Defying Sales" is selling sooooo sucky! And just imagine, his next cd...if another one comes out...looks to only sell about 500k... thats my prediction, based on my projected...and thus far factually proven "Declination Theory" of orbs cd sales. Each cd released by the orb sells only half of the previous cd. 2004's "Be Here" sold 4 mil cds...2006's "Love, pain..." cd sold 2 mil cds...and 2009's "Defying Sales" has only sold 800k cds...even less than 50%! 2007's "Greatest HIts: 18 kids" cd sold only 500k...so that just tells you how shabby "DS" actually sold! So Monkeylanders...get set for a disappointing career for the orb these up coming years...and with a dud...a career fatal anchor like kidman at his side...I'm sure you'll at least be able to eventually catch the orb at your local county fair.

hoosierlady said...

What?! No forehead butt? Personally, next to the forehead butt I love the laugh loudly and openly when you first arrive photo (s)(sssss). But, I do miss the head butt, forehead touch, look down lovingly.

Did I see an over the shoulder Jolieesque solo shot? Her ability to mimick has no boundaries. . . .

Her extremely expensive designer dress which I am sure was pick with the utmost of care does look as though she just came from a dress rehearsal for "The Music Man". Have you checked to make sure there isn't some local production she is lending herself to?

All in all, however, you have to admit she is improving under the new handlers. There is no bottom showing, no trace of white powder, no underware, no thong, no boy shorts, no running off the carpet in terror, no trench coat over the formal, she may have actually had someone to check her before she left her dressing room.

Someone earned their money.

A440 said...

Yes. They made sure the buttons were located right over her nipples. Very discreet, that.

I swear they're dying their hair the same colors. Like their outfits: Very matchy-matchy.

Like mother, like daughter, I guess.

Tara said...

Again its like he took Bozo the clown out for the evening. The dress would look good on someone even five years younger but Kidman made it look out of place. As for the awards, no Keith doesn't deserve to win ETOY but he should have got male vocalist. But he hasn't won a solo country award since the Kidman sideshow began. I noticed that there is a picture of them looking at one another taken either just before or just after ETOY he is clutching her hand and she has got that bitch look and while the bunny site that I was at exclaimed how they saw no other in the room beyond themselves look closer and you can see his jaw is clenched and he looks a tad bit angry - wonder why?
What if they hadn't made a place for him later in the show?

I think you can tell by all the hugs and kisses they get from other artists how loved they are.
Right, I didn't see too many and Carrie could have burned holes in Kidman.

smorgas91 said...

Her fashion here or the one (straight hair, 5-in heel, short white dress) for Nine taken in Rome recently, need repeating -- trying very hard to relive her early 90's. Because she's not too bright, she thinks she's going to wow us like she did almost two decades ago -- that's two decades -- with her physique. Most people gawked, some professional commentaters wrote "peculiar" fashion worn by her, the reviews in general border how freakish she is. This middle-ages broad needs a psychiatrist (an MD, for clinical illness) not her dad, a psychologist.

maclen said...

mikki said...
"Well maclen, she had her JJ photographer in tow. Got the red carpet photos on the site right away as if she and Keith were the stars of the show!"

Yes, mikki, that is the story of "Lady McChicken leggs and Cletus McDork"...they're all show...but absolutely no substance at all!
Now, I'm reading descriptions of kidman's "costume" as "tux-ish"...no doubt a industry promotional for kidman "supposed" next film "The Danish Girl"...where kidman "is a chick...playing a dude...who becomes a chick..." (and yes, the play on dialogue said by robert downy jr in "Tropic Thunder" IS intentional!) But considering that the dansish girl is now most likely dead...if you look up the Danish Girl on IMDB...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810819/

...they now show the film as being due out in 2012...yes, I TRULY believe this film will survive another year...not! So no, I interpret kidman's ridiculous looking costume as reading..."teen majorette" a tie in to her "life changing" cameo bit part in the sandler pic...where she seems to play off "looking younger". Well, that's some master plan!

Laura said...

"I swear they're dying their hair the same colors. Like their outfits: Very matchy-matchy."

Oh. My. God. I just noticed that. Weird...

Their relationship is very bizarre. But we don't know until we walk in their shoes. The last 3 pictures show me they are in love. I honestly don't think you can fake it THAT good. Sorry, I just don't see why there is so much hate towards them... I mean some of y'alls comments about Nicole are pretty mean... I've heard some not-so-good things about her but we don't know her personally, so who are we to judge? She could be an angel for all we know!

Choice said...

Through the years, and what do we see? That Keith was more attractive pre-Kidman era. Now he just looks like a married man trying to look hip. Ditch the suits Keith, and ditch the tall streak of misery while you are at it.

maclen said...

So, I've have my little fun...you know...pointing out the ridiculous "look" of kidman's "costume"...and all you have to do is google the reaction to see how it went over...

http://ibtimes.com.au/articles/20100420/nicole-kidmantuxedo-inspired-dress-acm-awards-fails-impress.htm

Nicole Kidman's tuxedo-inspired dress at the ACM Awards fails to impress

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/3601667/Nicole-Kidmans-country-fashion-woes

Nicole Kidman's country fashion woes

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/04/20/2877289.htm?section=entertainment

Urban, Kidman strike out at awards

...and etc...but my main point of it is not just the single point that kidman's ridiculous costume was a definate dud on the "orange carpet at the ACMs...and it was...but that overall, it is just indicative of her failed career. All you have to do is see the OTHER dominate story on the nets right now...

http://www.waleg.com/celebrities/archives/019691.html

Gwyneth Paltrow Tired of Nicole Kidman!

http://gossip.whyfame.com/gwyneth-paltrow-divorces-nicole-kidman-4313

Gwyneth Paltrow "Divorces" Nicole Kidman!

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/gwyneth-paltrow-quits-the-danish-girl-after-nicole-kidmans-cold-reception-in-nashville/story-e6frf96o-1225855287444

Gwyneth Paltrow quits The Danish Girl, after Nicole Kidman's cold reception in Nashville

and of course...etc. And after updating all this year...about how her only film in the can, Rabbit Hole, is surely floundering in PostPro... and will likely miss out on the biggest film festival, Cannes. And after the paltrow news, I can say that I believe The Danish Girl will DEFINATELY NOT begin shooting next month as all expectations were. But as I keep rambling on about, kidman cannot rejuvinate her dead career with a few simple and superficial "stunts." Having an embarrassing "dance and duet" with the orb filmed and posted on Youtube...(which I just checked, this video has a paltry 75k views in the past 3 months...not exactly a runaway "viral" sensation!) Or signing up for a "super secret uncredited" comedic bit part in a romcom, because it seems that is all she can find in work right now...is gonna transform anything. She will still be the uptight, pretentious and awkwardly ill at ease in public settings she has been for this entire past decade. When she is incapable of emoting any kind of warmth or revealing any sense of a down to earth quality...and believe me, kidman making an extra point of being photographed signing and posing with "the people" at the ACMs, will change nothing.

Choice said...

Oh, meant to add- totally speechless over the Style Icon's new dress:
http://nicole-kidman-journey.blogspot.com/2010/04/puss-n-boots.html

abc said...

Even though Keith hasn't quite got it totally right with his clothes, (too tight the suits) and more especially the highlighted hair, it is definitely vastly improved from his earlier days: omg; how kitsch and cheap looking; those shiny shirts ... yuck!! He was definitely pushing the 'pretty boy' image as he is called in Oz. Also don't like the shiny suits he sometimes wears, so this black one is def the best thus far ... obviously more expensive stylists!

I bought Keith's CD LP&TWCT (rip-off of a film title 'love pain and the whole damned thing') and after listening to it once I took it back to the store (only time I have ever done that) as I really couldn't bear to keep listening to his voice, which I find 'affected', too light and awful american accent ... just like when he says 'reccid' for 'record' ... so, I conclude that the women who are dementedly in love with him are so because of his looks and sex appeal ... and feeling like he is singing just TO THEM ... which is why they love it when he jumps into the audience in and amongst them. Clearly, whilst his guitar playing is great, he is just not up there with the truly greats; the ones winning the awards consistently - not the teenyboppers who have the teen audience ...

I think that Nicole and Keith have found a refuge in each other and they smile with relief at having each other to fall back on now that their talent is just not making the grade anymore. NK is lucky; she has enough going on for her to keep her head held high; people love babies, kiddies and family values; so she can coast along on that ... she has a NAME (and it always held a ring to it) ... and there will always be people bandying it about to further their own commercial interests ... so really, she doesn't have anything to worry about and can simply cruise (pun unintended) along being the media whore she has become ... shoving her large frame into anyone's story ... tho not turning up when it really matters!

I don't know what it is, but she simply irritates the heck out of me ... always has, but more so of late ... can't put my finger on it, but she really is an irritating git. I think it is something to do with her trying to project an angelic 'classy' persona when I would lay a bet that she is anything but; away from the cameras. Plus, I think she is quite dumb ... when she speaks and it galls me that such dumbness gets to become so rich. Yeah, perhaps it is jealousy; so be it. Oh, but I do think she is a LOUSY 'actress'. In this latest pic, I think her make-up is almost caricature ... overdone with the intention of standing out. Always wanting to 'be different' just for the sake of it ... I guess, because she thinks she is just better than anyone else. that's my feeling and I can't help what I think. or maybe she doesn't think she is better than anyone else so tries in this way; i.e. insecurity at the base of it all.

Laura said...

I think Nicole dresses him.

mikki said...

Maclen, NK's "costume" did exactly what it was designed to do. She stood out like a sore thumb and caught the media's eye. Hers was the most talked about dress of the night. And that is always her goal, "most memorable" on the red carpet. She was there for the publicity and she got it.

Laura, anytime NK is in front of a camera shes acting. Going back to her days with Tom Cruise, whenever they appeared in public they had "signals" for every pose. So I wouldn't be so sure that KUNK can't fake the love. She isn't called phoney for nothing.

maclen said...

mikki said...
"Maclen, NK's "costume" did exactly what it was designed to do. She stood out like a sore thumb and caught the media's eye. Hers was the most talked about dress of the night. And that is always her goal, "most memorable" on the red carpet. She was there for the publicity and she got it."

Yeah, I agree mikki...she definately got what she craves so dearly...media press for simply wearing a ridiculous costume! Kidman obviously believes that "publicity, even negative PR", is good for her bottom line. But what I've been submitting for the past 4 years on these online blogs, is that this "press at any cost" has not helped kidman at all. The fact that she is having trouble finding work shows that. The new "celebrity" of today's "reality-mania" may thrive on scandal...sex videos or public fist fights...and that "media attention" at any cost for the sake of notoriety may help the likes of paris hilton or kim kardasian, who basically do nothing but appear in the tabloids and sign up for another of those endless and worthless reality shows on E! or VH1...but kidman wants to make films...that's what she's done for the past 20 years. Now this ridiculous dress may get her some news coverage, but it wont help her get another film. As i mention in my every other comment, take for instance, Rabbit Hole...now kidman's Blossum Films may have been able to wrangle up a few investors to put up $5mil each to budget the film for a total of $10mil... but if this film cant make it out of postpro...and does miss the Cannes festival...and it looks like it may...and ends up not being able to find a distributor...and simply gets put out on "direct to dvd"...those investors are going to be out there $5mil apiece. They sure in hell aint gonna finance another "kidman film" in the near future. And again, as I mentioned in my last comment, these superficial "stunts" are not gonna help her. Just recall last year...her sensatational "revelation" that she was into "'Strange Sexual Fetish Stuff' which also got her alot of press, didnt exactly help Nine out at the box office. Again, I'm simply not looking at a single stunt, but looking at the overall view of why kidman is a failure.

smorgas91 said...

With aging, it's doubtful there's any modesty left in this crazy beoooch, except of course where pregnancy is involved (shhhhhh) then all covered except for in your face belly thrusting (stupid, stupid, pathetic, dingbat!) This moron cannot be seeking respect from Hollywood as an awarded thespian when most PR/media people write about her career in past tense. I don't know about you but so sick of her not much to show, aging physique --Having wasted almost a decade in these bizarre acts of hers, I wager that she'll be mucking about in this PR level competing with the new crop of 20's nubile and dewey starlets for another decade!!!

mikki said...

Your absolutely right maclen. NK has derailed her own career because of her addiction to media attention. Since hooking up with Urban she is not only overly exposed but she has also opened herself up to critizism about her facial procedures and her acting abilities. That has contributed greatly to her failing career. No one seems to be willing to take a chance on her with a string of flops to her credit and her talent in question. And all because she wanted a husband to raise her profile in the media. And now that husband and her personal life is all she has left to feed her media addiction.

maclen said...

mikki said...
"Your absolutely right maclen. NK has derailed her own career because of her addiction to media attention. Since hooking up with Urban she is not only overly exposed but she has also opened herself up to critizism about her facial procedures and her acting abilities... And all because she wanted a husband to raise her profile in the media. And now that husband and her personal life is all she has left to feed her media addiction."

Interesting point, mikki...that does raise the added dimension to the whole "PR marriage" angle...just as the orb no doubt was looking to expand his exposure with hooking up with film celeb kidman! Leave it to kidman's conniving and calculating PR life...ie: hooking up with a music celeb, she added the whole music industry circuit of awards shows! For if she had simply hooked up with another film celeb ...she wouldn't have added the grammys...CMAs...ACMs, etc... to her options of added exposure. But again, she cant get a film to save her career! It has just been another inept team kidman PR dud.

smorgas91 said...
"Having wasted almost a decade in these bizarre acts of hers, I wager that she'll be mucking about in this PR level competing with the new crop of 20's nubile and dewey starlets for another decade!!!"

On that point I completely agree with you smorgas91. I've come to realize that Kidman is such a narcissus and so vain that she will be plugging away at trying to remain such a high profile celeb till she just ends up on an OZ tv soap..or an american reality show. As we all have seen, she has already been trumped by disney channel teen star selena gomez in kidman's own film, Monte Carlo! And I surely dont buy the excuse, "kidman "PASSED" on a bit role in that film"...as the sure reason that the floundering Rabbit Hole and with the demise of The Danish Girl.., it was clearly a Fox and New Regency condition that kidman NOT have a role in the film!

Doc said...

Her outfit was just silly looking.There was something off about the whole thing.

abc said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nABgrLDCtF4&feature=related


I have watched this youtube vid of Carrie winning EOTY several times and this is what I noticed: when Carrie wins, one of the first people she sees on her way to the stage is Keith, and he gives her a huge happy (“I’m thrilled for you”) bear hug and then she moves on to Taylor and Brad, all hugging her the same way … and if you watch carefully, you will see that throughout the whole thing including when CU reaches the stage, NOT ONCE does nicole make ANY gesture (nor glance) toward her husband who has just lost that gong … if it were me, I would have known the disappointment he would have felt and at the very least, I would have looked at him, or taken his hand … SOMETHING, anything, to show my support, being the reason I was there … but oh, I forget, NK wasn’t there for him, she was there for HER.
Which is why she wore an attention-seeking ‘eye-catching’ outfit, variously described as “questionable” and “awkward” etc … when the reason for the night wasn’t her, but the man (potential award-winner of the night) she is married to. I also watched the vid of him singing “I’m in” … and we see vid of her sitting amongst the groupies, none of them giving her so much as a glance, and we notice that when she notices the camera, she quickly mouthes the words of the song … she is sitting in a different place to where she is moments later when he joins her to await the announcement of EOTY … which, incidentally, he would have accepted in his casual clothes that he had changed into for the song he performed just prior to the EOTY announcement. Which, (not being in the matching bl/wh suit), may be why she completely ignores him throughout the announcement.
Despite him just having made overt gestures toward her during his singing of “I’m in”, closing it with the usual “babygirl” …

Something doesn’t add up for me. “All that glitters is not gold” as the saying goes.

abc said...

I think the reason that country has abandoned keith is because he has abandoned country ... along with his wife who clearly feels that life goes on away from the country

whilst I like the song "I'm in" that he performed at the ACMA's, especially because it is ballsy rock'y, it may have been perceived as a snub of country ... which is what the awards were all about


it's OK to be 'different' now and again, but sometimes it just misses ... is just too off the mark, too often - and for the wrong reasons ... and this is what we see with NK ... she gained some kudos for her "different" "quirky" choices - in film (and in fashion) - for a while, but now they just aint cutting the mustard ... because she is causing separation by it ... by saying: "I'm different to y'all", "I stand out thus I am better, greater, higher" whatever ...

smorgas91 said...

Her value systems have remained effectively the same for decades while she aged, got ugly and her fan base aged and moved on. Only someone equally stupid like the man she's married to, could fuel and sustain her silly vanity and sacrifice his career for it. Because he's not bright, and likely suffers from a very low self-esteem, he fails to see the trend and realize what's really going on. She, the dumbo, has emotional control in this relationship...with her at the helm, should kiss his career good-bye...poor man.

maclen said...

Yeah, obviously kidman fits into the Country scene about as well as the orb fits into the "pop" or "rock" scene... in other words they DONT. For kidman, the country awards shows are just another outlet for exposure. It is interesting, there was apparently a "brooks and dunn" farewell show...with of course the country crowd...orb appeared and performed...

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=98413917&EditorialProduct=Entertainment

" NV: Brooks & Dunn's The Last Rodeo - Backstage And Audience"

...and to no one's surprise, kidman was not present. I have a feeling the country crowd are quite aware that she aint into their scene...and it's bad enough that kidman has to "struggle just to stay awake" at the orb's gigs...but to sit through the entire roster of Country singers...and god forbid...hang out backstage for any period of time with them... is just too much! As for the orb, it's quite obvious kidman's involvement has hurt his popularity...his cd sales and therefore his awards viability. As I mention quite often, his career has the exact trajectory as hers!

notachance said...

Everyone was pretty much clear on was gonna win EOTY - Carrie or Taylor. They are the only two with legions of fans that have the voting stamina these days. ACM EOTY has nothing to do with who actually deserves it.

I feel sad that Keith & NK don't hang out as you say and spend time with his peers, but maybe it has more to do with his sobriety than anything else. Those backstage things are alcohol fests I'm sure and Keith probably chooses to avoid those situations - as he should.

And btw - he did not go home empty handed per se, he did win the Int'l Award prior to showtime. I think ACM should run a ticker of off air awards at some point during the show. There's an awful lot of awards that should be shown that respect.

maclen said...

notachance said...
"I feel sad that Keith & NK don't hang out as you say and spend time with his peers, but maybe it has more to do with his sobriety than anything else. Those backstage things are alcohol fests I'm sure and Keith probably chooses to avoid those situations - as he should.
And btw - he did not go home empty handed per se, he did win the Int'l Award prior to showtime."

But... orb DID hang out backstage in that as you say, "alcohol fest"...sans kidman...so I'm not following that logic. As to the "Int'l Award"...was he "presented" with that because he was born in New Zealand, or for only gigging in OZ for 5 dates...or did he receive it for his gigs in Canada? So, I guess orb is as INTERNATIONAL as County gets? I think it's on par as kidman being considered an "international star" because her films gross so terribly in the states. And the fansie's do whine about how her "international' grosses are never taken into account when kidman is considered box office poison. But believe it or not...that is not MY personal measuring stick...it is the industries. So therefore, the bottom line, orb's cd sales are the telling indicator of where his career is at the moment...just as kidman's grosses are and indicator of where her career is. His fans opinion of how fab a performer he is or how they consider him EOTY even when underwood wins that award...is irrelevent. What I will agree with is your point of how swift and underwood's "legions" are going to be the difference in these online/text decided awards. Orb's fansite of course has their organized "get out the vote" campaigns...but as my point on the orb's slumping cd sales...his "legion" is also beginning to slump as well. And beware of my "reiterating" my theory on that...slumping cd sales and fanbases...ha! See above comments!

Tara said...

I am sad that Til Summer Comes Around appears to be falling down the charts. Probably one of the best songs he has written in the last five years and probably one of his top 5 videos. It has fallen from #3 to 6 on the BB charts.

Yes, to all you angry bunnies you can be a skeptic and still be a fan.

smorgas91 said...

This is probably not the direction a contributor of this blog suppose to feel, but after reviewing people's sentiments about these two, perhaps they are trying hard to survive despite their length of stay in US and attaining a degree of Americanism, still foreigners; NK especially wants to isolate herself with fellow Aussies, yet wants to survive (and thrive) in the US. Because neither are bright and having attained a degree of success, they don't listen, don't know or want to know how odd and behind they are, and no one dares to point out the facts. Okay, these are my guesses, of course, sometimes, being stupid is a bliss. These PR mucking from these two is all what their mentalities could muster...we should learn to accept them for what they are -- we certain could vouch for NK and her over decade track record of being a fool -- simple bumbling morons

Laura said...

I think they look cute in the last picture.

notachance said...

Tara you're right - TSCA is one of the best songs to come out of Keith is a long, long time. It deserves better.

Tara said...

Interesting idea about them being foreign but Nicole Kidman is an American citizen born in the United States in 1967. Keith Urban has lived and worked here since 1992 and became a citizen with his marriage to Kidman. I don't believe she has ever denounced her dual citizenship.
I know some people want to think Keith isn't very smart but he is. Don't be fooled.

hoosierlady said...

You do not automatically become a citizen of the United States just because you marry a citizen.