Taylor Artists Take Awards By Storm
Country music giant George Strait set a new record for the most awards in CMA history with the two he added to his collection at the 42nd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, bringing his career tally to 22. Strait reeled in Single of the Year (“I Saw God Today”) and Album of the Year (Troubadour). He also performed the winning tune with his band and played his custom cocobolo 910.
Another Taylor Dreadnought player and multiple award nominee, Alan Jackson, also performed with his band at the show, strumming his custom 610 (with a marlin fretboard inlay) on his rollicking title track “Good Time,” a Song of the Year nominee.
Country teen queen Taylor Swift was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, and sang “Love Story” from her new record, Fearless. Swift pulled out all the stops in her performance of the Romeo-and-Juliet-inspired tale, staging a lavish fairytale production on stage. Swift has been all over TV in the wake of her CD release, making the rounds on the talk show circuit (and playing her Taylors) to promote the record. So far so good — it’s one of the top albums on iTunes and the Billboard charts.
On Thursday, November 13 in Houston, the 9th annual Latin Grammys took place, and Julieta Venegas (615ce) took home a pair of awards: Best Alternative Music Album, and Best Long Form Music Video for her MTV Unplugged release.