2015 CMA Awards Predictions

 Posted by at 7:32 am on November 4, 2015
Nov 042015

The nominees have been announced for the 2015 CMA Awards!  Who do you think will win?  Here is the list of nominees with our picks and predictions.  Picks is who we voted for, predictions is who we think will actually end up winning.

Entertainer of the Year

  • Eric Church
  • Garth Brooks – voted for, predicted winner (I mean, c’mon!  The Garth-man is back!  Have you SEEN his live show???)
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Luke Bryan
  • Miranda Lambert

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Carrie Underwood – voted for, predicted winner (I think voters will turn away from Miranda finally, and Carrie’s had the better year)
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Kelsei Ballerini
  • Lee Ann Womack
  • Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Blake Shelton
  • Chris Stapleton – predicted winner (there’s a huge push from the industry on this guy…the same industry that won’t play his traditional sounding music on radio)
  • Dierks Bentley – voted for (long overdue)
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Bryan

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town – predicted winner (they’re the “group darlings” of country music these days)
  • Rascal Flatts
  • The Band Perry – voted for (long overdue…yes I know ZBB is too, but they’re the new Toby Keith w/ the CMA)
  • Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line – predicted winner
  • Maddie & Tae – voted for (they’re adorable and have had 2 great songs to kick off their career)
  • Thompson Square

New Artist of the Year

  • Chris Stapleton
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Maddie & Tae – voted for
  • Sam Hunt – predicted winner (guy is on fire, enough to overcome the Stapleton push)
  • Thomas Rhett

Album of the Year

  • Old Boots, New Dirt by Jason Aldean
  • Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves
  • Pain Killer by Little Big Town
  • The Big Revival by Kenny Chesney – voted for
  • Traveller by Chris Stapleton – predicted winner (probably the most likely award he will win)

Single of the Year

  • “American Kids” by Kenny Chesney – voted for
  • “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town
  • “I Don’t Dance” by Lee Brice (this should’ve been in the Song category, not Single)
  • “Take Your Time” by Sam Hunt – predicted winner (tough category…could see any of them win, voted w/ personal taste preference and predicted with who’s hot right now)
  • “Talladega” by Eric Church

Song of the Year

  • “American Kids” by Kenny Chesney
  • “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town
  • “Like a Cowboy” by Randy Houser – voted for
  • “Like a Wrecking Ball” by Eric Church
  • “Take Your Time” by Sam Hunt – predicted winner

Musical Event of the Year

  • “Django and Jimmie” by Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
  • “Lonely Tonight” by Blake Shelton & Ashley Monroe – voted for, predicted winner
  • “Raise ‘Em Up” by Keith Urban & Erich Church
  • “Smokin’ and Drinkin’” by Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town
  • “Wild Child” by Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter

Music Video of the Year

  • “Biscuits” by Kacey Musgraves
  • “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town
  • “Girl in a Country Song” by Maddie & Tae – voted for
  • “Little Red Wagon” by Miranda Lambert
  • “Something in the Water” by Carrie Underwood – predicted winner

Musician of the Year

  • Dann Huff
  • Jerry Douglas
  • Mac McAnally – predicted winner (most recognizable name for many who have no idea who any of these guys are)
  • Paul Franklin – voted for
  • Sam Bush

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