As a Brit' I find the whole spectacle absolutely compulsive viewing. Until I got here I thought Dolly Parton was a one-off, now I know otherwise, as it seems many of today's female Country stars have boarded her beauty bus. Having seen Carrie Underwood 'live' from within 5ft, I can confirm that apart from the boobs, she is an identikit Dolly! I will add though, in case of any doubt, I adore Dolly she's a total legend.
Can you spot the 'real' Dolly amongst these Country superstars!? ;-)
Before I moved here, I was very much an R&B, Hip-Hop, Motown kinda girl. But living in Okieland you have no choice but to get into Country Music. And so these days I love Sugarland, Josh Turner, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and Blake Shelton.
If you're a European and reading this you probably think she can't be serious. But trust me you have no comprehension of how huge Country Music is in the USA. It by far out sells all other genres and alot of the 'new' country stars are seriously 'cool' and have the biggest tours. This is not Tammy Wynette and Kenny Rogers (but he's still huge, although unrecognisable after 2 facelifts too many!) ballads, it's hip, modern country music.
I am a paid up member of the Brad Paisley Fan Club, so tonight is a big night in our house, as he hosts the CMA's. He's well known for the practical jokes he plays with co-stars on stage, so watch out for some odd happenings!