CARINA LIME'S 51st ANNUAL CMA AWARDS PREDICTIONS

The 51st Annual CMA Awards are FINALLY here! Who do I think the big winners of the night will be?! I'm glad you asked. See my predictions below. 

CMA NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Brett Young
Lauren Alaina
Jon Pardi
*** Luke Combs *** (This category is STACKED. I think it's between Luke or Pardi but I'm predicting Luke takes this one home)
Old Dominion

CMA MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Vice - Miranda Lambert
*** It Ain't My Fault - Brothers Osborne *** (If you haven't seen this music video just go do yourself a favor right now! It's hilarious)
Craving You - Thomas Rhett/Maren Morris
Blue Ain't Your Color - Keith Urban
Better Man - Little Big Town

CMA MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Speak To A Girl - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
*** Setting The World On Fire - Kenny Chesney & Pink *** (This was not an easy pick. I was torn between Kill A Word and this one. We will see what happens.)
Kill A Word - Eric Church & Rhiannon Giddens
Funny How Time Slips Away - Glen Campbell & Willie Nelson
Craving You - Thomas Rhett & Maren Morris

CMA VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Maddie & Tae
***Brothers Osborne*** (Brothers makes it a repeat win this year!)
Florida Georgia Line
Dan + Shay
LoCash

CMA VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
***Lady Antebellum*** (Little Big Town has won this the past 5 years but I think Lady A takes it back this year.)
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Dierks Bentley
***Eric Church*** (How do I even pick one?! All of these are great options. If Thomas Rhett pulls this one off I'd be ecstatic but I think we give him another year and hes a sure thing. This year Eric Church gets my pick)
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
***Miranda Lambert***(This category has been owned by Miranda and Carrie the past 11 years. Except that one year Taylor Swift snagged it. Carrie got it last year ending Miranda's streak but I think it goes back to Miranda this year.)
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood
Reba McEntire

CMA SONG OF THE YEAR
Tin Man
Dirt On My Boots
Body Like A Backroad
Blue Ain't Your Color
***Better Man*** (Body Like A Backroad was my jam this year but Better Man was so well written by Tay Tay I can't deny it the win this year)

CMA ALUBM OF THE YEAR
The Breaker - Little Big Town
From A Room: Vol 1 - Chris Stapleton
Heartbreak - Lady Antebellum
The Nashville Sound - Jason Isbell
***The Weight Of These Wings - Miranda Lambert*** (Stapleton could take this one but I'm going with the double EMOTIONAL album from Miranda)

CMA SINGLE OF THE YEAR
***Better Man - Little Big Town*** (Once again, some great songs here but Better Man is just so darn good!)

Blue Ain't Your Color - Keith Urban
Body Like A Backroad - Sam Hunt
Dirt On My Boots - Jon Pardi
Tin Man - Miranda Lambert

CMA ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
***Garth Brooks*** (It's Garth for the repeat win...However I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see Eric Church win this one)
Eric Church
Luke Bryan
Keith Urban
Chris Stapleton

 

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