SINGERS OF ALL AGES JOIN TOGETHER FOR A TRIBUTE TO DOLLY PARTON
Miley Cyrus joined her godmother in a tribute to Dolly Parton’s success. Performing a variety of Parton’s top hits, she was later joined by Maren Morris, Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, and Little Big Town. The tribute ended with “9 to 5” and a standing ovation.
KACEY MUSGRAVES WON FOUR AWARDS INCLUDING ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Before the show began, Kacey Musgraves was awarded as the winner for Country Song and Country Solo Performance. Also nominated for Country Album and Album of the Year for “Golden Hour,” Musgraves left the show with a total of four wins.
HOST ALICIA KEYS REMINDED US WHO RUNS THE WORLD
Keys opened up the show addressing the crowd with an empowering statement saying, "music is what we all love. Music is what it's all about ... Music is what we cry to, it's what we march to, it's what we rock to, it's what we make love to. It's our shared global language. When you really want to say something, you say it with a song.” She preceded by inviting a number of female role models to the stage, including Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and a surprise appearance by Michelle Obama.
CAMILA CABELLO OPENS UP THE SHOW WITH A LATIN AMERICAN INSPIRED ACT
Complete with a brightly lit stage and numerous dancers, Cabello’s “Havana” had the crowd riled up.
LADY GAGA CONTINUES TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR HER PERFORMANCE IN “A STAR IS BORN”
Although Bradley Cooper wasn’t in attendance, Gaga accepted their award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. She later put on a mesmerizing performance of “Shallow,” which she is scheduled to perform again at the Oscars in two weeks.
AFTER TONIGHT YOU’LL REMEMBER THE NAME BRANDI CARLILE
Starting off the show with the most nominations of any artist, Brandi Carlile quickly took the win for Best Americana Album, Americana Roots Song, and Americana Roots Performance. As the show went on, Carlile took to the stage for a tear jerking performance of her song “The Joke.”
DRAKE GETS CUT OFF FOR ACCUSING AWARD SHOWS FOR HOSTING A POPULARITY CONTEST
Drake won Best Rap Song for “God’s Plan,” however his acceptance speech was cut short. Commenting on the lack of new artists awarded at the Grammys, Drake said, “we play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport.” He continued, “The point is, you’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you’re a hero in your hometown. Look, if there’s people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain and snow, spending money to buy tickets to your shows, you don’t need this right here. You already won.” Before his microphone was cut off.
ALICIA KEYS PLAYS TWO PIANOS AT ONCE
Call us impressed as Alicia Keys sat down between two pianos and played them at once. Performing everything from Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up” to “Killing Me Softly With His Song” by Roberta Flack, Keys demonstrated her extensive vocal range. Later stating, “music is just, you know, those songs that just live inside of you. It lives inside of me. And you just love it so much because it was done so well that you wish you wrote it. That's how I feel about these songs. I wish I wrote them."
I am currently a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles as a marketing major. Upon realizing that I wanted to change the way people perceive country music and to help women have a voice, I began The Women of Country in 2015 promoting new female artists and sharing their stories with the world. You can find me via Instagram @nicolemmarchesi or contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org