The Corner

Re: Music

Since we’re on the topic: What a condescending review of the Country Music Awards in the New York Times today — “New Levels of Inclusion at Country Music Awards”:

The show got questions of inclusion out of the way early: the first two performances were by Ms. Swift — at 19, the youngest ever nominee for Entertainer of the Year — and Darius Rucker. Mr. Rucker won New Artist of the Year, the first African-American so honored, was nominated for Male Vocalist of the year, a category no African-American had won (or been nominated in) since Charley Pride in 1972.

But that excerpt doesn’t even begin to do it justice.