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Can You Beat Us? – Grammy Predictions

The logo for the 51st Grammys

The logo for the 51st Grammys

So finally after all these polls about the Grammys, we’re going to have a little contest using the results! I thought we could see who will guess the most winners! We have the predictions of all the writers here at My Kind Of Country, as well as all of the top choices as voted by you, the readers! After the winners are announced, I’ll bold all the winners and we’ll see who gets the most right! Maybe we’ll be able to beat the staff at Country Universe… Or not. Who knows!

I picked mine kind of oddly. They’re meant to be predictions but for some I picked my favorites or whatever. I don’t think I’ll do very well, but who knows. I think that Razor will do the best, but that’s just my prediction on the predictions.

Feel free to make your own predictions below, or whatever comments you like. In my opinion, the country categories were very strong this year, with only a few missteps (Like “Last Name” or “Every Day”). Hopefully those bad nominees won’t win… Well, without further ado, here is the list of predictions (Winners are in bold):

Grammy for Best Country Album

Readers’ Pick:
Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love by Trisha Yearwood

My Pick:
Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love by Trisha Yearwood

J.R.’s Pick:
That Lonesome Song by Jamey Johnson

Rainbow’s Pick:
Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love by Trisha Yearwood

Razor’s Pick:
That Lonesome Song by Jamey Johnson

Occasional’s Pick:
That Lonesome Song by Jamey Johnson

Grammy for Male Country Vocal Performance

Readers’ Pick:
“In Color” – by Jamey Johnson

My Pick:
“In Color” – by Jamey Johnson

J.R.’s Pick:
“In Color” – by Jamey Johnson

Rainbow’s Pick:
“Letter To Me” – by Brad Paisley

Razor’s Pick:
“In Color” – by Jamey Johnson

Occasional’s Pick:
“In Color” – by Jamey Johnson

Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance

Readers’ Pick:
“This Is Me You’re Talking To” – by Trisha Yearwood

My Pick:
“Last Call” – by Lee Ann Womack

J.R.’s Pick:
“This Is Me You’re Talking To” – by Trisha Yearwood

Rainbow’s Pick:
“What I Cannot Change” – by LeAnn Rimes

Razor’s Pick:
“This Is Me You’re Talking To” – by Trisha Yearwood

Occasional’s Pick:
“This Is Me You’re Talking To” – by Trisha Yearwood

Grammy for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Readers’ Pick:
“Stay” – by Sugarland

My Pick:
“Stay” – by Sugarland

J.R.’s Pick:
“Stay” – by Sugarland

Rainbow’s Pick:
“Stay” – by Sugarland

Razor’s Pick:
“Stay” – by Sugarland

Occasional’s Pick:
“Love Don’t Live Here” – by Lady Antebellum

Grammy for Best Country Song

Readers’ Pick:
“Stay” – by Jennifer Nettles (recorded by Sugarland)

My Pick:
“Stay” – by Jennifer Nettles (recorded by Sugarland)

J.R.’s Pick:
“Stay” – by Jennifer Nettles (recorded by Sugarland)

Rainbow’s Pick:
“Stay” – by Jennifer Nettles (recorded by Sugarland)

Razor’s Pick:
“Stay” – by Jennifer Nettles (recorded by Sugarland)

Occasional’s Pick:
“In Color” – by Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller & James Otto

Grammy for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

Readers’ Pick:
“Life In A Northern Town” – by Sugarland, Jake Owen & Little Big Town

My Pick:
“Let The Wind Chase You” – by Trisha Yearwood & Keith Urban

J.R.’s Pick:
“Killing The Blues” – by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Rainbow’s Pick:
“Let The Wind Chase You” – by Trisha Yearwood & Keith Urban

Razor’s Pick:
“Killing The Blues” – by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Occasional’s Pick:
“Killing The Blues” – by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Grammy for Best New Artist

Readers’ Pick:
The Jonas Brothers

My Pick:
Jazmine Sullivan

J.R.’s Pick:
Lady Antebellum

Rainbow’s Pick:
The Jonas Brothers

Razor’s Pick:
Jazmine Sullivan

Occasional’s Pick:
Adele

There was a tie in the poll for best new artist at the time of writing. I flipped a coin; the Jonas Brothers won!

Well there we have them – all of the predictions! “Stay” seems to be an obvious favorite in the two categories, while Trisha Yearwood and the Krauss/Plant combo seem to be favored in their categories.

I guess we’ll see who wins tomorrow night! Don’t miss the Grammys tomorrow night. There should be some interesting performances, such as M.I.A., Adele and Sugarland!

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10 responses to “Can You Beat Us? – Grammy Predictions

  1. Blake Boldt February 8, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Shameless plug: We live blog tonight. The country categories will be announced in about 20 minutes.

    My predictions:
    That Lonesome Song (album)
    “Troubadour” (male)
    “This is Me You’re Talking To” (female)
    “Stay” (duo/group)
    “In Color” (song)
    “Killing the Blues” (collaboration)
    Jonas Bros. (BNA)

  2. Occasional Hope February 9, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I was going to say we suck at prediction, but I’ve decided the Grammy voters suck at voting in the country categories. (I’m still horrified at Carrie Underwood winning for Last Name – and still more so by her perfromance of it.)

  3. Razor X February 9, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Someone commented at Country Universe that the Nashville voters split their vote among the the more deserving acts and the non-country voters tend to go for the big name that they’re most familiar with. I think that person is really on to something ,because it really would explain how Carrie won. Having to choose between Trisha Yearwood and Lee Ann Womack is tough. I’ll bet that votes for those two pretty much canceled each other out and I think both LeAnn Rimes and Martina were longshots to win this award

  4. Occasional Hope February 9, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    That could be right. I’m still infuriated by such an unworthy winner, though.

  5. Razor X February 9, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    You’re not alone. Any of the other nominees would have been fine.

    Looks like three of my predictions were correct — and they were all either Alison Krauss/Robert Plant or Sugarland. Has anybody tallied up to see who had the most correct picks?

  6. Occasional Hope February 9, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    I think you, Erik and JR got three each, and Chris and I got two.

  7. Razor X February 9, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    So nobody gets any bragging rights. 🙂

  8. Occasional Hope February 9, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Like I said – we suck .

  9. J.R. Journey February 9, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    I think you were more on target when you said the Grammy’s sucked this year, Hope.

  10. Chris February 9, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Wow, we did do terrible. I’m sad by the results, but at least good people got nominated. That’s world better than other awards.

    Outside of country, I was very happy with the results- Adele, Krauss/Plant, etc.

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