Only two of this year’s five nominees for Record of the Year at the ACM Awards have even contended for this prize before.
One of these — Miranda Lambert — is a strong possibility to prevail with her fifth nomination for “Over You.” She won this race in 2010 for “The House That Built Me.” She is also nominated for Song of the Year for co-writing this new track with her husband Blake Shelton. With the backing of two of our editors and 25% of users she has odds of 13 to 5 to pick up a bookend at this Sunday’s kudos.
The other returning nominee is the Eli Young Band who are back for the second year running with “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” Last year, the group won Song of the Year for “Crazy Girl.” However, they are less likely to take home this prize and have longshot odds of 10 to 1.
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Eric Church had a big hit with “Springsteen,” which already reaped him nods from both the Country Music Assn. and Grammy Awards. While he contends for a leading seven races at this year’s ACMs, he is unlikely to win this award, with just over 10% of users predicting him to prevail for odds of 4 to 1.
Hunter Hayes picked up three bids for “Wanted,” which also vies for Song and Video of the Year. Despite his Grammy nod for this tune, he has odds of only 13 to 2.