Simon Baker from “The Mentalist” introduced Coldplay, who performed a song from their album, “Viva La Vida.” Jay-Z took the stage to rap while Chris Martin was plugging away at the piano. I’m really not feeling this crossover. The crowd cheered, but I’m still not feeling it. It got a little more lively after that, which was better. I’m still trying to figure out why Jay-Z was rapping during the slow part of the song….Anyone know?
Enough about that. Keith Urban got on the stage to give Gene Autry the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He also introduced Carrie Underwood, who performed some country crap that I had to mute. Oh my God, her outfit was hideous. She was wearing some poet-like dress with some glittery S&M crap going on.
Cheryl Crowe and LeAnn Rimes took the stage to announce the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award to Brenda Lee for her contribution to music.
They also announced the Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group Award, with the winner being Sugarland for their song, “Stay”.
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