mirandalambert 2012 Grammys To Be Shortened

The world has just been turned upside down!  OK, maybe not, but the music world has been.  After a “long, hard look,” next year’s Grammy’s will have a lightened load that may give us a battle between husband and wife with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Miranda Lambert[/lastfm] v. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Blake Shelton[/lastfm]!

According to AOL’s The Boot, the Grammy’s will over go a major overhaul for this year.  Overall, 31 categories are being dropped, giving country music only 4 categories instead of seven.  The 4 categories will be : Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Duo/Group Performance, Best Country Song and Best Country Album.

The CEO of Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, told Billboard:

“I think the positive side is we’ve taken a good, serious look at what we’re doing,” Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow tells Billboard of the move from 109 to 78 awards. “We contemporized it, we organized it and we visioned it in a way that will suit us going into the future. In other words, if you just continue business as usual, at some point, typically, you’re going to hit some sort of a pothole in the road.”

Another rule they brought in is the fact they there must be 40 “distinct artists entries” for a category to be considered.  If not, the category goes on “hiatus” and there will be no award.  Find out what the plan is with that at TheBoot.com!


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