After a long rewarding week of CMA awards being hoped for and given, here is a little something I wrote (using The Night Before Christmas for inspiration). Hope you enjoy!
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The 43rd annual CMA Awards came to town
The limos drove circles, the blocks they went round.
The dresses were picked for the evening with care
In hopes that paparazzi would do more than just stare.
The nominees were nestled all snug in theirs seats
While visions of thank yous danced in their speech.
With Carrie in dress number one and Brad in his hat
They all settled in for an evening of music and laughs.
When up on the stage there arose a young Taylor
Singing about hearts, dressed up in leather
Then away to the hosts the cameras did dash
While Carrie’s sequins and fringe were a smash.
The jokes and songs at the start of the show
Eased the nerves of the nominees waiting below.
When what to their wondering eyes should appear,
But Kid Rock to announce single of the year.
With Lady Antebellum running and Zac Brown feeling sick
Jamey wasn’t color blind and Billy could swallow a brick
More rapid than eagles the name quickly came
The crowd smiled then as they heard Lady’s name.
Now red dress, now new hair, Carrie’s makeup needs fixin
Darius sang alright and the fans gave a listen.
Kellie’s red hair matched Jake Owens’ jacket
But song of the year brought on quite a racket.
People are crazy and they like their chicken fried
Then I told you so made one woman cry
James thanked his wife and we heard from Lee Thomas Miller
Jamey was surprised he even got invited for singing In Color.
When Miranda sang, she called him White Liar,
Dave Matthews and Kenny sounded like a choir.
Tim was southern and Vince sang with Daughtry,
Reba sang out and showed us true country.
Carrie dressed in fishnet, from her head to her foot,
When she told Cowboy Casanova she’d give him the boot.
A bundle of awards flew out with a snap,
While Little Jimmy Dickens offered up a good laugh.
Darius won new artist, his dimples how merry!
While Zac comforted Jake, and Randy smiled to Jamey.
Rascall Flatts were ready to unwrap the bow
But Lady Antebellum got best group and stole the show.
Brooks waves farewell to Dunn and we hold tight our teeth
As Sugarland wins best duo and waved so long to defeat.
It wasn’t A Saturday Night that won on the telly,
Fearless won album since she is no nervous Nellie.
“I told you so,” said Lee Ann when the crowd went crazy,
Cowgirls do cry when they lose to Brad Paisley.
His fingers were crossed and his little boots were on
But Love Story won best video and Houser’s hopes of winning were gone.
Reba had won this before, so relaxed she was,
As Miranda crossed her fingers and sent prayers up above.
Female vocalist of the year was a tough category Lord knows,
But Carrie and Martina clapped loudly as Taylor arose.
It was time for best male vocalist and we cut to King George,
Kenny, Brad, Keith and Darius knew the verdict for sure.
Brad was all smiles with his humble cowboy hat hung low,
As he accepted his award it was on with the show.
Tim and Faith approached the mic, and Garth watched to see,
If Kenny would win entertainer, the new victor he would be.
Taylor’s heart raced, it couldn’t be true,
Just three years on the scene, Taylor… It’s YOU!
The night soon was over, and the crowd gave a whistle
And away they all flew to drink up, party and mingle.
But the winners exclaimed, as they drove out of site
“Thank you to all, and to all a good night!”