Whiskey Riff’s Guaranteed Picks For The 50th Annual CMA Awards

The 50th Annual CMA Awards are this Wednesday and of course, we couldn’t help but make our picks for who was going to win.

Eric Church, Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton are leading the way this year with five nominations each.  Other country music stars Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and co-host Carrie Underwood, received four nominations each.

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Carrie will once again join Brad Paisley to host The 50th Annual CMA Awards, which will air LIVE WEDNESDAY NOV 2 8|7c on ABC.

*Winners in BOLD

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
“Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw
“My Church” – Maren Morris
“Nobody to Blame” – Chris Stapleton
“Record Year” – Eric Church

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Black – Dierks Bentley
Hero – Maren Morris
Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church
Ripcord – Keith Urban
Storyteller – Carrie Underwood

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Burning House” – Camaron “Cam” Ochs, Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker
“Die a Happy Man” – Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, Joe Spargur
“Humble and Kind” – Lori McKenna
“Record Year” – Eric Church, Jeff Hyde
“My Church” – busbee, Maren Morris

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Tim McGraw
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Joey + Rory
Maddy & Tae

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Home Alone Tonight – Luke Bryan Featuring Karen Fairchild
The Fighter – Keith Urban Featuring Carrie Underwood
Think of You – Chris Young duet with Cassadee Pope
You Are My Sunshine – Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton
Different For Girls – Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Brent Mason
Derek Wells
Jerry Douglas

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Chris Stapleton – Fire Away
Tim McGraw – Humble and Kind
Eric Church – Record Year
Dierks Bentley – Somewhere On A Beach
Cam – Burning House

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne
Maren Morris
Old Dominion
Cole Swindell
Kelsea Ballerini

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