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Poll – Grammy For Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

grammy1 First, two things. I had to mention the group-that-must-not-be-named, but just in the poll, so I guess it’s better. Anyway, I apologize for those who thought that they wouldn’t be mentioned here, but the Grammys made me do it, ok? I didn’t nominate them… Needless to say, they will not be tagged in this post.

Since the Grammys are fast approaching (This coming Sunday!) we have this poll and two more after this, for Best Country Song and Best Collaboration, so we’re almost done! I’ll just have to double-time the last two. As always, make sure to vote and comment below.

So we have 4 good nominees and one terrible one. I’ve decided that I’ll work my way up from the worst to the best:

If you don’t know which one is terrible, you need to pay closer attention. If you don’t know, it’s “Every Day” a piece of melodramatic emo-pop misplaced as a country song. Moving on…

“God Must Be Busy” is all right, but it seems too old- I barely remember it today. I only kind of liked it when it was out, and I still just kind of like it. I also don’t think it really has a chance of winning.

“Love Don’t Live Here” is a great debut single from Lady A. and it’s very worthy of the nomination, but it isn’t good enough to win either.

Even though I’ve only heard “Blue Side Of The Mountain” once, I really like it. It’s a great song but sadly, it doesn’t deserve to win either.


A still from the music video for Sugarlands Stay

A still from the music video for Sugarland's "Stay"

That leaves “Stay”, right? Now I’m a Sugarland freak, but this song just plain deserves it. It’s an amazing song with a stellar and rough performance- but it also has commercial success! This song is the rare intersection of praise from critics and mainstream success, what could be better? It even has a simple music video to match the simple production, and it has emotional power like no other. I just think that it’s the perfect choice for this category, and don’t put it past me to support it for Best Country Song too.


What do you think? Am I completely wrong? Or am I completely right?

10 responses to “Poll – Grammy For Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

  1. J.R. Journey February 3, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Apology accepted … 🙂

    And I think you’re completely right in your prediction. I also agree with you that the other *3 nominees are strong, but ‘Stay’ is just leagues ahead.

  2. Chris D. February 3, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Sorry, but you had a typo. The other 4 are strong? Did you forget that “Every Day” was nominated? 🙂

  3. J.R. Journey February 3, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Duly noted. I actually meant the other 4 nominees besides ‘Every Day’. Fixing it now.

  4. Razor X February 4, 2009 at 12:30 am

    I’d like to see “Blue Side Of The Mountain” win, but I think you’re probably right that the award will go to “Stay.”

  5. Rainbow February 4, 2009 at 9:06 am

    I like the RF song, but my favorite is “Stay”. I think this is a very strong category too.

  6. Leeann Ward February 4, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I’m with Razor X here.

  7. Billy February 4, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    I really liked God Must Be Busy, but as you said, it’s not solid enough to win. For me, Stay is the best choice. Jennifer’s vocals are in top form, and the song will be a classic.

  8. Occasional Hope February 4, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Stay is an excellent song, and probably my favourite Sugarland recording. It stands out as the clear best of these nominations (although I do like the SteelDrivers’ song a lot as well).

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