“Cruise,” the crossover hit single by breakout duo Florida Georgia Line, is the overwhelming favorite to win Single Record of the Year at the ACM Awards, and for good reason. Crossover hits have done well in the past, including Lonestar‘s “Amazed” (1999), Carrie Underwood‘s “Jesus Take the Wheel” (2005), and Lady Antebellum‘s “Need You Now” (2009). “Cruise,” which peaked at number-four on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold more than six million copies, gets 2/7 odds.
Hoping to upset is Miranda Lambert, who gets 8/1 odds for “Mama’s Broken Heart,” also nominated for Song and Video of the Year. She has won the category twice before: for “The House That Built Me” (2010) and “Over You” (2012).
Though Darius Rucker made history at the Grammys by winning Best Country Solo Performance for “Wagon Wheel” – making him only the third black musician ever to win a country Grammy – our predictors rank him last at the ACMs, giving him 50/1 odds. He also has a chance to win Song and Vocal Event for the record, which features Lady Antebellum.
Will Rucker surprise and continue his historic run? Or will this be an easy win for Florida Georgia Line? Make your predictions below: