Barb’s CMA Award Predictions [VIDEO]
We already know there are amazing performances in store for us at the 50th Annual CMA Awards Show tonight. We know Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will be back for the ninth consecutive time co-hosting the event. What we don’t know? Who’ll be bringing home some hardware! Here’s my picks for who'll take home the night's top prizes!
I can't imagine that anyone has sold more concert tickets and can put on a more electric stage show than Garth Brooks. I saw him rock it out in Louisville this year and he's simply amazing and has my vote for Entertainer of the Year!
I think the Song of the Year is between "Die a Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett and "Humble and Kind" by Tim McGraw. Who'll take the prize? With everything going on in the world today I think the sentimental favorite will be "Humble and Kind" in a landslide!
Album of the Year gets very tough. There are at least three very strong contenders and I'm super torn. Since I have to pick just one, I have narrowed it down to "Storyteller" by Carrie Underwood and "Mr.Misunderstood" by Eric Church. Drum roll......
Thanks to a quiet year from Miranda, Female Vocalist of the Year is an easy one. Congrats to Carrie Underwood for picking up more hardware!
Male Vocalist of the Year has many formidable contenders this year, but one that stands out in the crowd with a voice meant for country music. He surprised the industry when he won this award last year, but it won't be a surprise when he does it again. Your Male Vocalist of the Year for 2016.......Chris Stapleton!
The Vocal Group of the Year is a bit weak this year as many of the amazing groups we are used to seeing haven't brought out new music so there are really just a couple of groups I see that have a chance to bring home the award. Will it be the veterans or the newcomers? Little Big Town can make a case for themselves, but don't count out Old Dominion who've come on the scene with hit music and a huge following. It just won't be enough. Little Big Town will win again this year as well they should!
As much as I LOVE Brothers Osborne and WANT Joey + Rory to win this award, the Vocal Duo of the Year will be Florida Georgia Line. "H.O.L.Y." was one of the biggest singles of the year after all!
Everyone knows how much I love and adore Chris Young and I so wish I was singing this song with him or he was singing it TO me. Musical Event of the Year is "Think of You" with Cassadee Pope. He can do no wrong in my book!
Single of the Year is the same as Song of the Year for me. Still between "Die a Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett and "Humble and Kind" by Tim McGraw. Since I gave Song of the Year to Tim, I'll give this award to Thomas as I love this song and it should win!
Music Video of the Year was super easy for me. This video is so beautifully crafted and her voice is spectacular and tells the story perfectly. Hands down winner is Cam with "Burning House".
I saved the hardest, best pick for last. I thought it was going to be easy as I had a front runner, but then as I was typing this, I kept changing my mind. Can I pick two winners? I know it doesn't work that way, but I sure wish it did! New Artist of the Year has me torn between two beautiful, talented ladies. Maren Morris took country music by storm when she came on the scene and quickly I fell in love with her voice and music style. Kelsea Balerini equally has a beautiful tone and richness to her voice that I love and appreciate. So who do I choose? I think I will stick with my first gut instinct and stay with Maren Morris. Or...wait Kelsea Balerini?