25 January 2011

Country Music Awards and Disappointment


Jasmine Rae
Originally uploaded by bobmendo
Last weekend the announcements were made. And the Award goes to...

Here then is the full list of winners from the 39th Country Music Awards of Australia at the Tamworth Country Music Festival on Saturday:

Album Of The Year
Lee Kernaghan - Planet Country

Male Artist Of The Year
Graeme Connors - A Good Life

Female Artist Of The Year
Kasey Chambers - Little Bird

Maton New Talent Of The Year
McAlister Kemp - All Kinds Of Tough

Group Or Duo Of The Year
The McClymonts - Wrapped Up Good

Vocal Collaboration Of The Year
Kasey Chambers and Kevin Bennett - Love Like A Hurricane

Single Of The Year
Kasey Chambers - Little Bird

Video Clip Of The Year
Sara Storer - Calling Me Home

Toyota Heritage Song Of The Year
Recorded by Luke Austen, written by Luke Austen and Troy Cassar-Daley - Sacred Bones

APRA Song Of The Year
Kasey Chambers - Little Bird

Sanity Music Top Selling Album Of The Year
Lee Kernaghan - Planet Country

Bush Ballad Of The Year
Recorded by Luke Austen, written by Peter Denahy - Every Time He Travels Through Cloncurry

Fender Instrumental Of The Year
Ian Simpson and John Kane - Dixie Breakdown

Telstra Horizon Award
The Sunny Cowgirls

Pictured is Jasmine Rae, who along with all those listed really does bring a good show to Tamworth. Congrats to all those above, and good wishes to those who didn't come in at number one.

Disappointment. I guess it goes with award shows. So many are worthy of an award and they just don't win. And we say 'shame' or 'better luck next year' and sometimes we mean it. The same happens with the Academy Awards or Golden Globe Awards. So many come so close, only to not win.

How do you handle disappointments?
In Australia, we even have a state forest. Straddling the Great Dividing Range about 60 km north of Melbourne on the Hume Highway is Mount Disappointment State Forest. Odd name, eh?

The early explorers Hume and Hovell in 1824 named the peak Mount Disappointment because the thick forest prevented them from seeing Port Philip Bay from the summit.

Maybe your disappointment comes from losing a promotion or an advance at work or not reaching your mates using a hopeless mobile phone. Gauging disappointment is useful for pacing your own emotions about life. And when you should push on, and when you should let go.

I'm of the conviction that we ought to trust in God in all our circumstances. He does intercede for us, and make our life at times interesting or full. The prophet Isaiah wrote God's words, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed." (Isaiah chapter 28, verse 16) In the Newer Testament, Paul the apostle used the word disappointed rather than disturbed. I like that. (Romans 9.33) and Peter also used the Septuagint word: disappointed (1 Peter 2.6)

That said, our issues which include disappointment because of lack of notice or lack of acceptance or lack of honor or lack of...whatever, if we trust in the Lord, if we believe in Him, we will not be disappointed. With Him!

Why? Because God has laid in the midst of His people, in Zion, a tested foundation stone. The Bible tells us that this stone is Y'shua. Some will trip over him, but others will embrace him. He is the original. He is the Rock; his work is perfect, and all his ways are justice. (Deuteronomy 32).

No other foundation can anyone lay besides the One who was laid. (1 Corinthians 3.11) And that foundation is the Messiah. Y'shua.
Do you know Him? Do you believe in Him? Ask God who Y'shua is, and you won't be disappointed!

2 comments:

Onesimus said...

There was a late correction to the album of the year award. Lee Kernaghan was apparently wrongly announced as the winner.

The prize was eventually awarded to Graeme Connors.

The original announcement was made after the wrong envelope was handed to the one announcing the winner. That envelope related to an earlier award regarding best selling album.

At least, all of the above is true if yesterday's Telegraph got the story right.

Bob said...

Wow, can you imagine being Lee and being announced and then losing it? Doubly sad. The same thing happened earlier last year with the Australian Top Model. Remember?

Do we see a pattern here?