ACM Week continues here on BAM’s Blog, and for the next few days, we’re going to be studying the state of country music in 2010 through a new blog feature: polls! Everyone likes to state their opinion, and here’s your chance to do it quickly and easily.
The 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards air live from Las Vegas at 7 p.m. Sunday on CBS. Fans can follow my live blog here on Sunday night.
The academy again is giving fans the chance to vote on the top award, entertainer of the year. This year, the field of nominees has been expanded to eight, and voting continues into Sunday evening at www.VoteACM.com.
The nominees are Checotah native Carrie Underwood, the reigning ACM entertainer of the year; Taylor Swift, the reigning Country Music Association entertainer of the year; Norman resident Toby Keith; Aussie standout Keith Urban; King of Country George Strait; island-loving hitmaker Kenny Chesney; triple threat Brad Paisley; and the Atlanta-based Zac Brown Band.
When Swift dominated November’s CMA Awards, many BAM’s Blog readers protested that the young singer-songwriter isn’t really a country artist, that her music is too pop to be truly considered country.
Here’s your chance to weigh in, loyal readers. What do you think: Is Taylor Swift country?