Carrie Underwood has occasionally brought something bad into a few of her own songs, including a Louisville Slugger, a rose and a handful of dirt, another glass of whiskey, Jose Cuervo and a pair of goodbye shoes.
It's hard not to fall madly in love with Jennifer Lopez, the woman who comes into your house two nights a week on American Idol and holds her own around musical encyclopedia Keith Urban and giggles at everything Harry Connick Jr. says.
Is nothing new? Pope jokes for Cassadee Pope? Come on, country radio. You can do better than that.
Tim McGraw, Sheryl Crow and Darius Rucker performed, but the T.J. Martell Foundation's sixth annual honors gala put the focus on those who have spent their lives outside the spotlight.