The Grammy Awards are zigging and zagging.
A few days ago, the Recording Academy announced this year’s eligibility would end on August 31st, a full month before the traditional September 30th.
But someone must have objected because now they’ve reversed that decision and revised the date to September 15th. It’s still two weeks earlier than usual.
Why all this? Who knows, really? September 30th already made the Grammys a little out of date by the time the CBS show rolls around in late January, early February. It means that the broadcast show doesn’t reference any current hits.
So now any artist thinking they’d sneak in under the wire in late September has to rejigger their schedule. But frankly, so far, Miley Cyrus’s “Flowers” and its album have a clear lead. U2, Pink, Ed Sheeran, Niall Horan, and Taylor Swift will all be in the mix. And who know what surprises lurk out there? Hopefully, something good, new, exciting, original. We can only pray.