Tonight the CMA Awards will take over Nashville and crown a new year’s worth of super stars. Sometimes the winners surprise us, sometimes the winners are predictable… but every once in a while, we’re completely taken aback. Here is our CMA Award winners predictions. Who we wish would win… and who we think will win are often two different things.
Entertainer of the Year : I truly believe Garth Brooks will take this. This dude is on fire.
Male Vocalist of the Year: I would be thrilled if Dierks Bentley would take this, but I think Chris Stapleton will pocket this one, leaving all the bro-country lovers scratching their heads wondering who this guy is. Talent is the only answer.
Female Vocalist of the Year: I think Carrie Underwood will take this. She’s made a major presence with Storyteller and I’m wondering if this will be the moment Miranda gets dethroned.
Album of the Year: Traveller – Chris Stapleton because there’s really no other option that even comes close to as great as this.
New Artist of the Year: Because of his loyal fanclub of swooning girls I think Sam Hunt will take this. However, Chris Stapleton is nominated for Album of the Year right outta the gate, so seriously he SHOULD win it.
Vocal Duo of the Year: I don’t know why we even bother cuz Florida Georgia Line are totally gonna take this, but I wish Brothers Osborne had enough leverage to dethrone them.
Song of the Year: I’m giving this one to Little Big Town with “Girl Crush.” Seriously, this song took over the internet.
Vocal Group of the Year: Although I want Little Big Town to hold onto the reigns a little longer, it wouldn’t shock me if Zac Brown Band took this one.
Vocal Event of the Year: I desperately want “Raise ‘Em Up”- Eric Church and Keith Urban to win this one, but “Wild Child”- Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter rocked the music world in 2 genres so I expect this to win.
Music Video of the Year: I want “Biscuits” – Kacey Musgraves to win for no other reason than the Hee Haw-esque theme. But I think “Something in the Water”- Carrie Underwood will grab this award.
Single of the Year: I expect “Talledaga”- Eric Church to win, but Little Big Town could steal it away with “Girl Crush.”
So, you read that right. I think Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean are all gonna go home empty handed.
“The 49th Annual CMA Awards” airs live TONIGHT at 8|7c on ABC. Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood preside over the evening, returning as hosts for the eighth consecutive year.