So, last night I had run out of booze and so decided to raid the parent's liquor cabinet. I know it is very high school of me, and yes, they really do have a liquor cabinet. With a key. Anyway, as I was helping myself to their higher quality of booze I noticed that my beloved parents were watching the ACM Awards. I should say that my dad was dozing and my mom kept muttering, “I love tight jeans” repeatedly. Whatever. I happened to arrive in front of the program immediately preceding the last award presented.
Matthew McConaughey was the presenter, and instead of reading some boring lines off a teleprompter he actually told a decent story about he and his brother, a Dwight Yoakum concert, dropping George Strait's name and then getting lucky. It occurred to me that although the story wasn't the greatest ever told, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have presenters who can actually do more than squint at a teleprompter before heading off with their goodie bag.
The award for Entertainer of The Year went to Carrie Underwood. I included a video below which you will absolutely love which shows Kenny Chesney going in for a kiss to Carrie who was sitting behind him and getting blown off. She did a pull away. Not the first kiss, but on his second attempt she left him in mid air and in mid pucker. Priceless.
As for Carrie's speech. Typical, I am so overwhelmed nonsense, but then she showed that she is actually quite good at coming up with some stuff on the spot. She referenced Matthew's ad lib story in her acceptance speech which, if you believe her incredulity at winning is quick thinking on her part. Plus it was funny.
All in all, not a bad 7 minutes of television. Plus Reba, what little she is on the screen just exudes class. I love her. The first video is the entire award from Matthew's arrival to the end of Carrie's speech.
The second video is Carrie hearing her name being announced and the pull away from Kenny Chesney. Notice how at the end of Carrie's speech he sucks up to Carrie's mom.