2019 Grammy Awards!

18 Feb

God, I love award shows. My three favorite award shows (for performance reasons) are 1) the Golden Globes (mostly because every year I keep hoping they bring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler back to host and do the opening — those were the best! If you haven’t watched their monologues from 2013, 2014 and 2015, click the links and watch them on YouTube) and 2) The Grammys.  So many AWESOME performances/collaborations come out of these programs and of course 3) The OSCARS!  

 

This year we saw a country music take over. And I for one am SUPER stoked about it.  

 

Let’s dive in, shall we?!

 

**copyright claim** all photos are courtesy of just about every single entertainment website on the internet.  I don’t own any of the pictures.

Worst Dress

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While these dresses (especially Cardi B’s) are whimsical and fun, what has happened to these award shows?

 

Hennessy Carolina

 

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Did someone fluff you before you posed? Also, are you wearing underwear? Otherwise, things might get awkward.

 

Heidi Klum

 

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Is it just me or does Heidi look like she has broken angel wings? Maybe it’s a failed attempt  throw back to her Victoria Secret days? 

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No one really knows. SHH! Let’s not tell her.

 

Cardi B

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This dress is as if Audrey Hepburn had been on acid and had an affair with Tim Burton’s brain while hyped up on my kids’ Halloween candy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of Ms. Hepburn and Mr. Burton’s brain AND my kids’ Halloween candy. It’s not a bad look. I’m just not sure what to think about it. It looks more like a costume rather than formal attire. Also, I’d be able to take her seriously if she would only knock that huge chip off her shoulder. Every time I turn on the news, she’s fighting with this person or that person.  Live life, Cardi B. Ain’t no one’s got time for that shnizz, least of all you! You’re far too talented to let that chip on your shoulder overshadow your true mission in life.

 

 

Janelle Monae

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Not into sharp edges or hats at awards shows.  However, Ms. Monae puts forth tons of  effort constantly and you’re such a stunning lady. I can’t wait for you and I to sync up one day.  Some day, I know – and I feel it — you will end up on my best dressed. We’re not there yet. Let it happen organically …. I think you might be trying too hard for shock n’ awe? I can’t put my finger on it.  You can do this! Will you be at the Oscars? I hope so.

 

Best Barbie Doll Impersonation

Katy Perry

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I mentioned this in my Golden Globes and SAG review. I just don’t like the mushroom hip look. It doesn’t look good on anyone. Also, I thought this tweet from Anna Kendrick was funny:

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“When Skipper and Barbie come as a packaged set.”  – Anna Kendrick

Well said, my friend.

Not your best look

J-Lo

 

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I love me some J-Lo. But I am not a fan of hats at award shows. I personally feel like they’re distracting and blocks the connection with the camera. Also, be sure to hem your dress.  No sense in letting your business flop on the floor.

 

Admirable Showing

Lady Gaga

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Perfect hem.  Not bad. I dig it.

Tori Kelly

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She looks so beautiful. She’s got a great set of pipes.  I covered Tori’s song “I Was Made For Loving You” last year.  Check it out here.

 

Kelsea Ballerini

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Another up and coming talent in the country music world.  What a year she has had! You look fab, Ms. Ballerini!

 

Alicia Keys

 

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This dress fits her like a glove. I just wish folks would hem their gowns.  Is that so hard? So help me if I ever wear a gown on the red carpet someday, you can bet your ass it will be hemmed properly.  Lord. Help me.

 

Tracee Ellis Ross

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You always make me smile Ms. Ross.  I love all your fun colors and your megawatt smile!

 

Bebe Rexha

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I think Ms. Rexha was having a hard time finding someone to dress you?  I think you did just fine in that department. I did hear you had a hissy fit the other day because peeps would’t sing along with your song.  Not good to be so antagonistic with the audience, my friend. Humility is a wonderous thing and would be important to learn. Remember, you’re just a person who gets to do an extraordinary thing that only some of us only get to dream about.  So many other folks would jump at the chance to be in your shoes. Work hard, play hard, but don’t be an entitled a-hole. I don’t care where you come from in this world. Choose humility and kindness next time.

 

RIP Chris Cornell

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It was touching when Chris Cornell’s wife Vicky and his two children Toni and Christopher Cornell accepted his Grammy.  My husband and I still grieve for Chris Cornell. His voice was one of the greatest voices in rock music to ever exist. We miss you, Mr. Cornell. In honor of his incredible voice, I give you one of my favorite acoustic performances, “Like a Stone.”

 

 

Shout out to Natasha Lyonne

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And here is our random lady of the night at the Grammys, Ms. Natasha Lyonne.  I’m not complaining. I’m a fan and I totally root for Ms. Lyonne. In fact, I’ll take this moment to suggest all of you check out her newest project, Russian Doll, on Netflix. I could not stop watching it. I had to binge it over two days.

It’s basically an adult version of Groundhog Day. This lady (Natasha Lyonne) keeps reliving her birthday. Every day she dies and comes back to the same place. So she has to figure out how to get it to stop and be the right timeline. I loved it and so will you.  

 

You’re welcome.

 

LEGENDS

 

Dionne Warwick

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#queen — I’ll say a little prayer for you.  

 

Diana Krall and Tony Bennett

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#classykids

 

Chaka Khan

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She’s the something good right here.  Have any of you ever attempted to sing a Chaka song at karaoke?  It’s hard stuff people. I sang a song of hers with my band Bluestone called “Love Me Still.”  Hard to evoke as much life and emotion as Chaka is able to convey with her powerhouse pipes. Such a talent.

 

Lee Ann Womack

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She’s such a class act. I enjoyed watching this little snippet of a “day in the life”:

 

 

Little Big Town

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They are so cool. They were great on the Dolly tribute.  I loved watching them be asked to join the Opry a few years back. I thought this was a cool moment for them:

 

 

Linda Perry (and Sara Gilbert)

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Linda Perry has written SO many songs for so many artists.  

 

This is one of my favorite songs by Linda Perry, sung by Christina Aguilera.  Ms. Perry is playing piano on this. You’ll see her briefly on the piano about halfway through.

 

 

MUST WATCH PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT:

 

Dolly Parton tribute.  

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This woman. I cannot really put into words how much Ms. Parton means to me. She was the reason I wanted to be a performer.  She has been a HUGE influence on me and so many people I know. Know who you are and do it on purpose, y’all.

 

 

Awesome job on this tribute.  Although I wish I could have taken Katy Perry’s place.

 

Dan + Shay

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These guys are going to be an unstoppable force. They are just fantastic.  They absolutely deserve that Grammy! Check out their performance at the Grammys of their hit song Tequila!

 

 

On the flipside of that, check out The Raging Idiots parody of Tequila called Chipotle — they had Dan+Shay perform their song on the Bobby Bones Show! So funny — I just ❤ The Bobby Bones Show!

 

 

Brandi Carlile

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This singer/songwriter deserves all the accolades she is receiving.  She’s such a talent. Check out her performance here!

 

Ashley McBryde

 

If I may, one special lady who has my heart was nominated and in my opinion, under appreciated.  Therefore, I’m going to give her a shout out right here.  Here’s her performance at the Grand Ole Opry performing her hit “Girl Going Nowhere.” I ❤ you Ms. McBryde. You’re the coolest!

 

Kacey Musgraves

Y’all….. Download the album Golden Hour RIGHT now. This artist is absolutely incredible. Fantastic voice (reminds so much of our beloved Dolly) and her songwriting is just REAL and perfectly imperfect. Love her.  If this song doesn’t give you hope, I’m not sure what will. So lovely. Thank you, Ms. Musgraves for existing.

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Best Dressed

 

Here we go y’all. Top 5!


5) Dua Lipa
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NICELY DONE from head to toe.  And a perfectly hemmed dress to boot.  A-frickin’-PLUS lady, right out the gate.

 

4) Maren Morris + Ryan Hurd
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As my most loyal followers know, I’m not a fan of patterns. They are distracting, remember? However, there is always the exception and Ms. Morris is that exception. It’s such a playful, sweet fabric and almost reminds me of one of Cate Blanchett’s elf dresses in L.O.T.R.

3) Camila Cabello
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Verrrrrrra nice. Also, once again, perfectly hemmed! She took a cue from Nicole Kidman’s playbook:

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2) Kacey Musgraves

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THE WOMAN OF THE NIGHT!  What a dress! . I love everything about this dress.  I love the bodice, the fabric, the contrasting waist …. Everything.  PERFECTION. Once again folks, download #GoldenHour right now.

 

1) Dolly Parton

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She will forever be the best dressed in any room, any day of the week. Hands down. No justification will ever be needed. If Dolly is at the show, move outta the way. She will show you how it’s done.  Some day, I’ll sing a duet with her and it will be glorious.

 

There you have it folks. Grammy 2019 Fashion Review is in the books.  Now… for the Bonus round!

 

Country music has always had my heart and I am so thankful for the new emerging artists on the scene bringing it back into the limelight. I feel confident country music’s future is in good hands.  Not sure if you all knew about this or not, but my favorite artist of all time recently was asked to create personalized glitter portraits for all of the Artists of the Year at the CMT Artist of the Year Ceremony. Her name is Trilli “The Glitter Artist.”  She creates portraits completely out of glitter. Check out the article that CMT did on her here. All of those portraits are now with each of those artists. How cool is that?

 

Go and check out her website and follow her on all the socials!

 

www.TrilliLife.com | Instagram:  @TrilliLife | Facebook:  www.facebook.com/trilli.artist

 

Her talent is incredible and I, for one, absolutely LOVE her creations!  I commissioned her to do a portrait of me for my birthday last year:
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Here is the original headshot that inspired her:

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Headshot courtesy of the amazing Cindy Harter Photography.

 

AND AND AND!!! She did these BEAUTIFUL “Pop Art” versions of my daughters … Gah. What a talent! I just love them:

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Here are the inspirations:

 

 

 

 

Headshots courtesy of the lovely and talented Stacy Preston Photography.

 

Go get your glitter on and check her out!

 

Also, have you heard of The Shop Forward?  I get stopped all the time when I am out on where I got my “Four Things Tote.”  Get really cool stuff while they pay it forward and give money made to your favorite charities. Just another wonderful thing about The Bobby Bones Show.

 

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Alrighty folks, these were a couple of super loaded post drops today.  Be sure to follow me on Instagram @allyeratledge and check out my other website: www.AllyeRatledge.com. We’ll see you back here after the Oscars airs next Sunday, February 24th! Can’t wait!

 

 

One Response to “2019 Grammy Awards!”

  1. TRILLI February 18, 2019 at 10:13 pm #

    Allye, I love reading your comments on the red carpet fashion! Great blog, fun to read !, your energy and personality comes through powerfully and makes me smile. 🙂 Thank you for being so exceptionally supportive of my career.. you are the type of human who elevates peoples’ vibrations, and that is something special and important in our world. Much love to you always ❤

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