The thing with Bruce, and any artist like Bruce, is that the most important thing is the song, getting across the meaning and the character of the song. Bruce is almost like an actor in that he creates a character for each of his songs.
There will always be sensational outliers in the world of pop music. But for every Chris Brown, there is a Bon Iver; for every Lady Gaga, there is a Mumford and Sons.
If you think about it, Adele (or her music, at least) offers us solutions to many of life's most pressing problems.
Despite her place as the most gifted singer on the planet in the last 30 years, despite the most dazzling, gorgeous smile, that lit up like the sun, Whitney Houston sang from the nighttime of her soul.
The very meaning of the Grammy, excellence in musical artistry, is a testament to the hard work, sacrifice, and genius that recording artists bring to their craft. While to the viewer it may seem as if it is just a show, to the artists it is significantly more profound.
Because the Beach Boys are not only reuniting and performing on the Grammy Awards -- they're also completely redefining the use of the word "Boys."
The past year has been quite the journey for Joy Williams and John Paul White -- a pair that only connected a few short years ago, during a music writing job in 2008.