No time to ponder that red wagon just yet — we have to pause to give it up for the Bee Gees, who have earned Lifetime Achievement distinction here at the GRAMMYS. There is no jive talking onstage now, just admiration — the well deserved kind. Disco may have been dead for a minute, but not anymore, friends.
B.G.! of the Bee Gees! Looking great in those topaz-tinted glasses.
OK, the front seat may be broken and the axle may be draggin’, but I would climb aboard her wagon any day. She is bound for glory.
Little known fact: "Little Red Wagon" was originally written and performed by Audra Mae on her 2012 album, Audra Mae & the Almighty Sound. I wonder if the original was as feisty.
Miranda is up for four GRAMMY’s tonight: Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song, and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. She’s bringing some edge with this song — really delivering with this busted-up wagon.
The outfit: kind of space-suit country?
It’s a sassy little number, wouldn’t you say? She’s not pulling any punches here: “When I’m walkin’/jaws droppin’,” she sings. Well, I believe it.
We’re back, and so is the onstage action. Miranda Lambert, you are a bombshell! This is “Little Red Wagon,” the third single off of “Platinum,” her fifth studio album, released last year.
Did you know? "Little Red Wagon" is featured on Lambert's album Platinum, which earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album. Stay tuned as that category will be revealed later on the show.
But maybe we should be thinking ahead, instead of back. Whose performance are you most anticipating? Is it Madonna? Kanye? Katy Perry?
AND they wrote socially conscious songs including "Uptown" by The Crystals and "We Gotta Get out of This Place,” by the Animals. But you may know them best by their 1986 hit “Somewhere Out There” for the movie “An American Tail.”
A little more on Barry Mann and Cythina Weil, too, should you be up for a mini history lesson. The story goes like this: Barry Mann met Cynthia Weil when both were staff songwriters at Don Kirshner's and Al Nevin's company Aldon Music, whose offices were located in Manhattan near the famed Brill Building. They married in 1961.
And while you’re doing that, let’s think over what we’ve seen so far. What about that stunning jewelry on Ariana Grande?
... and a big night in general. One of the wonderful things about watching the GRAMMYs is the way they take you back while leading you forward. There’s something for everyone during the show, not only genre-wise, but also age-wise. The multi-generational element that’s cooked in cannot be denied, and ought to be celebrated. So: go grab your great aunt and your 11-year-old cousin and come back for more breathtaking performances and awards!
It's a big night for shorts.
Best Pop Solo Performance props to Pharrell!
... but where is Tom Jones' man cleavage tonight?
Tom Jones and Jessie J are divvying up the emotional investment this song deserves, taking it seriously. Playing it right, in other words. Respect!