Bruce & Jude Make Their CMA Awards Predictions
Now, while it will be hard to top the amazing tribute last year to some of the great artists of yesteryear, we have been promised an equally fantastic show.
While the performances are what keeps the show rolling for three hours, let's not forget that this is an awards show!
We all have our favorites but you know how that goes -- they never win! But somebody has to win in each category and Bruce and I will share with you our predictions. (Then you can come back tomorrow and make fun of how bad we prognositcated these awards.)
New Artist of the Year
Jon Pardi (Bruce's pick, Jude's pick)
Music Video of the Year
Brothers Osborne - "It Ain't My Fault" (Jude's pick)
Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris) - "Craving You"
Keith Urban - "Blue Ain't Your Color" (Bruce's pick)
Little Big Town - "Better Man"
Miranda Lambert - "Vice"
Musical Event of the Year
Kenny Chesney (with Pink) - "Setting the World on Fire" (Bruce's pick)
Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens - "Kill a Word"
Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson - "Funny How Time Slips Away" (Jude's pick)
Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris - "Craving You"
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - "Speak to a Girl"
Vocal Duo of the Year
Florida Georgia Line (Bruce's pick, Jude's pick)
Dan + Shay
Maddie & Tae
Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town (Bruce's pick, Jude's pick)
Zac Brown Band
Male Vocalist of the Year
Chris Stapleton (Bruce's pick, Jude's pick)
Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert (Jude's pick)
Carrie Underwood (Bruce's pick)
Song of the Year (award goes to songwriters)
"Dirt On My Boots" - Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley
"Body Like a Back Road" - Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
"Blue Ain't Your Color" - Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Olsen (Bruce's pick)
"Better Man" - Taylor Swift
"Tin Man" - Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall (Jude's pick)
Album of the Year
"From a Room: Volume 1" - Chris Stapleton (Bruce's pick, Jude's pick)
"Heart Break" - Lady Antebellum
"The Nashville Sound" - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
"The Weight of These Wings" - Miranda Lambert
"The Breaker" - Little Big Town
Single of the Year
"Blue Ain't Your Color" - Keith Urban (Bruce's pick)
"Body Like a Back Road" - Sam Hunt (Jude's pick)
"Dirt on My Boots" - Jon Pardi
"Tin Man" - Miranda Lambert
"Better Man" - Little Big Town
Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks (Bruce's pick, Jude's pick)