First-time CMA nominees Florida Georgia Line will also be first-time winners according to our predictors, who give them field-leading 3/10 odds to win Vocal Duo of the Year. But to do so they’ll have to get past a pair of previous victors.
Sugarland won this category for five consecutive years (2007-2011) before finally losing to Thompson Square in 2012. But this year Thompson Square ranks third with 12/1 odds, while Sugarland trails in fourth with 25/1 odds.
If anyone beats Florida Georgia Line it will more likely be The Civil Wars, whom our predictors place second with 10/1 odds. But a win for them might very well be their last; the duo announced an indefinite hiatus late in 2012 due to “irreconcilable differences.” Despite the discord, their self-titled second album was released to critical acclaim and strong record sales this past August.
Do you think Florida Georgia Line or the Civil Wars will win for the first time, or will Thomson Square or Sugarland repeat? Make your predictions: