November could be a good month for country star Luke Bryan, who is up for top honors at both the Country Music Association Awards on November 4 and the American Music Awards on November 22. Will he have two reasons to celebrate?
According to our current predictions, Bryan will win Entertainer of the Year at the CMAs for the second year in a row. He gets odds of 10/11 based on support from four out of six of our Editors (those of us who cover awards for Gold Derby year-round), 15 of our Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who did the best predicting last year's CMA winners) and the majority of all Users who have entered their predictions.
Bryan is also among the 10 musicians nominated for Artist of the Year at the AMAs. He might have a tougher time claiming that prize, though; country crossover queen Taylor Swift is the strong favorite there, and Bryan trails with 18/1 odds, but Bryan is currently pegged to win Country Male Artist for the fourth year in a row. He gets 5/6 odds based on support from all three Editors currently making predictions, as well as 18 of our Top 24 Users and more than half of all Users. But he may have a tough fight on his hands against newcomer Sam Hunt, who is a close second in that race with 21/10 odds.
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Last year, our Editors (Gold Derby's in-house team of writers and prognosticators), Top 24 Users and all Gold Derby Users tied with an accuracy rate of 66.67% when it came to predicting the CMA winners. (Click on any of these groups to see what they got right and wrong last year.)
Which group will be victorious this year? User Dehlavi got the top score predicting the CMAs last year with a whopping 89% accuracy rate. As some of our Users turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, it's important that you give us your predictions. Your picks influence our Users racetrack odds, which also factor into our official combined odds.
Photo: Luke Bryan. Credit: Amy Harris/REX