The People’s Choice Awards were last night (if you didn’t know you may want to check your surroundings and make sure you’re not doing a Patrick from Spongebob and living under a rock) and of course, an award show is nothing without a winners list. Now, I was not previously aware that the PCAs only have one country category. I was all ready to give you a winners list, but err, rather awkwardly, it turns out there’s only one. Taylor Swift. Just for my own amusement, here is the category plus nominees:
Favorite Country Artist
Taylor Swift - WINNER
An interesting array of artists were nominated, and let’s face it, if we’re going for young, commercial country, Tim McGraw seems a bit of a random choice, compared to all the other pop/country artists I’d fully expect them to nominate. However, sadly, I feel like this was a product of some middle-aged music industry idiots in an office going “Err, we have to have a country category. Errr, who have we heard of?” Not that I don’t like Tim McGraw, of course, but for these kind of awards where there’s only one country category and it’s mostly based around pop music, Tim isn’t the most obvious choice.
That aside, considering how popular Taylor is at the pop award shows, I’m hardly surprised she won. Forgetting all personal opinions, she seems much more at home, much happier and much less aloof and more down-to-Earth (see her acceptance here) in the pop world, so doesn’t it make sense to stick to where she clearly belongs? There’s more success and more love for her there. It just makes sense, outside of everything else I have said about her, why still have your foot in the country field (haha, country? Field? Get it?) when you seem to be rather disillusioned with it of late?
I have a feeling that ‘Red’ will complete her genre transition in 2013. But only time will tell.
For winners in all categories including those in movies and television, you can visit the PCA’s website here.