We’re only a day away from the CMA Awards, and it’s time for some predictions. By the way, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@WhiskeyRiff) as rising star Canaan Smith is gonna be taking over our account for the show. Gonna be a great time.
Alright, the nominees, and predictions…
Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks – Will win and should win.
Female Vocalist of the Year
Kacey Musgraves Carrie Underwood – Will win and should win.
Lee Ann Womack
Male Vocalist of the Year
Eric Church Blake Shelton – Will win. Chris Stapleton – Should win.
Album of the Year
Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material – Will win. Little Big Town – Pain Killer – Should win
Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival
Chris Stapleton – Traveller
New Artist of the Year
Sam Hunt – Will win and should win.
Maddie & Tae
Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)
“American Kids,” Kenny Chesney (Written by Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally) “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town (Written by Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose) – Will win and should win.
“Like a Cowboy,” Randy Houser (Written by Randy Houser, Brice Long)
“Like a Wrecking Ball,” Eric Church (Written by Eric Church, Casey Beathard)
“Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt (Written by Sam Hunt, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally)
Single of the Year
“American Kids,” Kenny Chesney “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town – Will win and should win.
“I Don’t Dance,” Lee Brice
“Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt
“Talladega,” Eric Church
Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum Little Big Town – Will win and should win.
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne – Should win.
Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line – Will win.
Maddie & Tae
Musical Event of the Year
“Django and Jimmie,” Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
“Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton (Feat. Ashley Monroe) “Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban (Feat. Eric Church) – Should win. “Smokin’ and Drinkin’,” Miranda Lambert (Feat. Little Big Town) – Will win.
“Wild Child,” Kenny Chesney (Feat. Grace Potter)
Music Video of the Year
“Biscuits,” Kacey Musgraves
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town “Girl in a Country Song,” Maddie & Tae – Should win.
“Little Red Wagon,” Miranda Lambert “Something in the Water,” Carrie Underwood – Will win.
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