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article imageOp-Ed: Grammy predictions for 'Best Country Duo/Group Performance' award

By Markos Papadatos     Dec 24, 2013 in Entertainment
There are five songs that are in the running for the 2014 Grammy award for "Best Country Duo/Group Performance." Two of these songs are by duos and groups, meanwhile the others are duets.
The nominees include The Civil Wars' "From This Valley," Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill's "Don't Rush," Little Big Town's "Your Side of the Bed," Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban's "Highway Don't Care," as well as Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's "You Can't Make Old Friends."
Analysis: This category is a two-way race between "Highway Don't Care" and "You Can't Make Old Friends." If it were based on popularity, the award would go to Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban; however, it should go to Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. They are two of the greatest musicians in the history of country music, so the fact that they collaborated on a duet together after 30 years since their hit "Islands In The Stream" should be award worthy in itself.
This year, Rogers was also inducted into the prestigious Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and he subsequently won the "Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award" at the 2013 Country Music Association (CMA) awards. A Grammy award would be the icing on the cake for this incredible year that the veteran country music star had. Grammy voters ought to pay tribute to Rogers and Parton. I'm sure all of their fellow nominees in this category would agree with my reasoning, since in one way or another, I'm sure Rogers and Parton influenced the majority of the modern singers in the country genre since they were both pioneers.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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