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Monday, February 11, 2008

Vince Gill’s Shout Out to Kanye

posted by on February 11 at 12:40 PM

Perhaps one of my favorite Grammy moments came via… Vince Gill?


Usher tried to put Kanye in his place last night too while handing out Album of the Year: “There are no losers in this category… Kanye.”

Still, props to Mr. West for two great performances. Sorry Hancock beat ya, duder.

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This was one great moment in Grammy history... Vince Gill delivered a beautiful jab at a kid who by anyone's standards deserved it. Trust me, I feel for KW in his time of grief, because grief is a very real and very deep emotional state. But he seems to take himself way over the top serious, unless I'm overlooking something here. Anyway, kudos to Vince who laid that out for all to see last night.. gotta love that. Especially coming from someone as gentle and kind and respected in the industry known as music...


Posted by raycharlesfreak | February 11, 2008 10:14 PM

Why the question mark after Vince Gill's name, Megan? You're surprised by his comment, I guess?

I'll assume that you already know that Vince Gill is an excellent songwriter, an almost peerless singer, and one of the finest guitar pickers on the planet. I'll assume you also know about his background in bluegrass, long before he had some success on country radio.

Perhaps you don't know, however, about the man's sense of humor. I saw him play an intimate benefit show about a year ago in the Northwest, and it was one of the most engaging, compelling and FUNNY concerts I've ever attended in my life.

Quite honestly, I thought he should've won album of the year. (Note: Not country album of the year. Album of the year. He was nominated.)

Anyway, just thought I'd make sure everyone is caught up on Vince Gill. His Kanye comment was classic, though for me, the highlight of the entire show was when the pyramid opened and revealed Daft Punk. Now that was awesome.

Posted by relic | February 13, 2008 1:15 AM

@2 I had some knowledge about his long history in music, but I had no idea he had a sense of humor. With everything that went down (Daft Punk, Kanye singing about his mama, the Time, Foo Fighters, etc.), I never expected that Vince Gill's acceptance speech was going to be the highlight of the show for me. Just surprising, is all. I never knew the dude was funny.

Posted by Megan Seling | February 13, 2008 11:18 AM

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