Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Biggest Night In Music

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards take place this Sunday, February 13th. It is considered the biggest night in music, at least for some. It could decide if an album will go on to sell a million copies or be left aside and forgotten. They say it's an honor just to be nominated, but it's also more of an honor to win.

The televised event only shows about a dozen of the winners out of the 109 categories. Here are a few of the category races that you may not see on TV. In the field of Rock, the Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance category contains four Hall of Famers (Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant & Neil Young) and the "new kid on the block", John Mayer. The winner of this category is any body's guess as they are all deserving of the honor. Two other rock categories that I'm very interested in are the Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance. The elder statesman in the Hard Rock category is Ozzy Osbourne, but I can see either Alice In Chains or Them Crooked Vultures winning the Grammy. I would also like to see Iron Maiden win for Best Metal Performance, but that might be a long shot with Slayer, Megadeth and Korn in the mix.

You can expect live performances by many of the nominees including Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and more. There is also rumors of The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Dr. Dre performing. It is fun to watch as each performer tries to out do each other for the greatest performance of the evening. It should be a night full of good music.

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