What might save this category for us is watching West react if he doesn't win the award. He's always such a good sport about these things, no?
We'd boycott the musical pat-on-the-back presentation altogether if it weren't for our other hometown heroes Three 6 Mafia, who are up against The Black Eyed Peas and Dem Franchize Boyz for Best Group.
And on a completely un-Memphis related side note, don't miss the rematch between Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill in the Best Female Country Artist category. Don't know why this is exciting? Watch this. Laugh. Repeat. For a list of all tonight's nominees, go here.