Best: Little Big Town Take "Rocket Man" Into Orbit
At first, Bernie Taupin wasn't into the idea of Little Big Town taking on the (in his opinion) over-covered "Rocket Man" on the new country covers album Restoration: The Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. But he changed his tune when he heard the arresting harmonies on the group's sparse, spacey reimagining of the 1972 classic. Of course, the quartet, backlit by a galaxy of stars and laser lights, nailed those harmonies Sunday night, because that's what LBT does. Every time. And with their inscrutable, idiosyncratic vocal blend, the group never fails at the task of taking an iconic song and making it their own. Did the Russians hack the votes for Vocal Group of the Year? It's hard to explain how else these nominees went home empty-handed. A.G.