Our Predictions: Which Country Music Stars Will Take Home CMA Awards

Cma award winner predictions


Get ready for a hoedown showdown!

Country music powerhouses Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will put on their hosting hats for tonight's 46th Annual CMA Awards, which will be held live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and many others will take the stage to perform, with Hayden Panettiere, Shawn Johnson and other Hollywood stars presenting awards to country’s most famous chart-toppers. 

If it's anything like the last couple of years with Brad and Carrie as show co-hosts, we’re in for a night of awesome performances, hilarious skits and just some good ol’ southern, down-home fun.

Here’s who we think will take home some of the academy’s most coveted awards:


Entertainer of the Year:

Jason Aldean

Kenny Chesney

Brad Paisley

Blake Shelton

Taylor Swift


Female Vocalist of the Year:

Kelly Clarkson

Miranda Lambert

Martina McBride

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood


Male Vocalist of the Year:

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Blake Shelton

Keith Urban


Vocal Group of the Year:

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band


Single of the Year:

"Dirt Road Anthem" - Jason Aldean

"God Gave Me You" - Blake Shelton

"Home" - Dierks Bentley

"Pontoon" - Little Big Town

"Springsteen" - Eric Church


Album of the Year:

Chief- Eric Church

Four the Record- Miranda Lambert

Home- Dierks Bentley

Own The Night- Lady Antebellum

tailgates and tanlines- Luke Bryan


Song of the Year:

"Even If It Breaks Your Heart" - Will Hoge and Eric Paslay

"God Gave Me You" - Dave Barnes

"Home" - Dan Wilson, Brett Beavers, and Dierks Bentley

"Over You" - Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton

"Springsteen" Eric Church, Ryan Tyndell, and Jeff Hyde


To see if our predictions are right, tune in to the CMA Awards tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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