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  • Benjamin Zachariah Wilner
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    I decided to do CMA Awards nominations predictions early. I know the submissions are due late next month. It might change later. Here are my predictions (as of now):

    ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
    Garth Brooks
    Luke Bryan
    Miranda Lambert
    Thomas Rhett
    Keith Urban

    Alternates: Chris Stapleton, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt (BETTER NOT!), Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Little Big Town.

    MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
    Dierks Bentley
    Eric Church
    Thomas Rhett
    Chris Stapleton
    Keith Urban

    Alternates: Brett Young, Jon Pardi, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Cole Swindell, Brett Eldredge, Darius Rucker, Sam Hunt (BETTER NOT!) and Tim McGraw.

    FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
    Kelsea Ballerini
    Miranda Lambert
    Reba McEntire
    Maren Morris
    Carrie Underwood

    Alternates: Lauren Alaina (Hopeful Nomination), Alison Krauss and Kacey Musgraves.

    VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
    Lady Antebellum
    Little Big Town
    Midland
    Rascal Flatts
    Zac Brown Band

    Alternates: Old Dominion, and Eli Young Band

    VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
    Big and Rich
    Brothers Osbourne
    Dan and Shay
    Florida Georgia Line
    LoCash

    Alternate: Maddie and Tae

    NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
    Lauren Alaina
    Luke Combs
    Midland
    Jon Pardi
    Brett Young

    Alternates: Old Dominion, Sam Hunt (BETTER NOT), LoCash, William Michael Morgan

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR
    The Breaker by Little Big Town
    From A Room: Volume 1 by Chris Stapleton
    Love and War by Brad Paisley
    They Don’t Know by Jason Aldean
    The Weight Of These Wings by Miranda Lambert

    Alternates: Windy City by Alison Krauss, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope by Reba McEntire, Dig Your Roots by Florida Georgia Line, Cosmic Hallelujah by Kenny Chesney and California Sunshine by Jon Pardi

    SONG OF THE YEAR (Songwriter’s Award)
    “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban
    “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young
    “Kill A Word” by Eric Church feat. Rihannon Giddens (Sorry if it’s spelled wrong)
    “Vice” by Miranda Lambert
    “Wanna Be That Song” by Brett Eldredge

    Alternates: “Road Less Traveled” by Lauren Alaina, “Craving You” by Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris, “Better Man” by Little Big Town, “Either Way” by Chris Stapleton, “If I Told You” by Darius Rucker, and “Middle Of A Memory” by Cole Swindell.

    SINGLE OF THE YEAR
    “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban
    “Dirt On My Boots” by Jon Pardi
    “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young
    “Kill A Word” by Eric Church feat. Rihannon Giddens
    “Vice” by Miranda Lambert

    Alternates: “Either Way” by Chris Stapleton, “Better Man” by Little Big Town, “Craving You” by Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris, “Body Like A Back Road” by Sam Hunt (HOPE NOT!), “Setting The World On Fire” by Kenny Chesney feat. Pink, “Today” by Brad Paisley, “If I Told You” by Darius Rucker, “Middle Of A Memory” by Cole Swindell, and “Wanna Be That Song” by Brett Eldridge.

    MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
    “Craving You” by Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
    “Forever Country” by Artists of Then, Now and Forever
    “Kill A Word” by Eric Church feat. Rihannon Giddens
    “Setting The World On Fire” by Kenny Chesney feat. Pink
    “Sober Saturday Might” by Chris Young feat. Vince Gill

    Alternates: “Flatliner” by Cole Swindell feat. Dierks Bentley, “May We All” by Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw, “God, Your Mama, and Me” by Florida Georgia Line feat. Backstreet Boys, and “Speak To A Girl” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

    Those who say that “The Fighter” by Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood is going to get nominated… IT WAS NOMINATED LAST YEAR!!!

    MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
    “Craving You” by Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
    “Forever Country” by Artists of Then, Now and Forever
    “Today” by Brad Paisley
    “Vice” by Miranda Lambert
    “Wanna Be That Song” by Brett Eldredge

    Alternates: “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban, “Dirt On My Boots” by Jon Pardi, “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young, “Better Man” by Little Big Town, “If I Told You” by Darius Rucker, “Middle Of A Memory” by Cole Swindell and “Fast” by Luke Bryan.

    If I miss anything, please tell me. Also, make your own predictions in the comments/replies section below and again, I might make changes as it goes along. Thanks and see you when the nominations are announced.

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    Benjamin Zachariah Wilner
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    Update Time:

    ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
    Garth Brooks
    Luke Bryan
    Miranda Lambert
    Thomas Rhett
    Keith Urban

    MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
    Dierks Bentley
    Eric Church
    Thomas Rhett
    Chris Stapleton
    Keith Urban

    FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
    Lauren Alaina
    Kelsea Ballerini
    Miranda Lambert
    Maren Morris
    Carrie Underwood

    VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
    Lady Antebellum
    Little Big Town
    Midland
    Old Dominion
    Rascal Flatts

    VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
    Big and Rich
    Brothers Osborne
    Dan and Shay
    Florida Georgia Line
    LoCash

    NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
    Lauren Alaina
    Luke Combs
    Midland
    Jon Pardi
    Brett Young

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR
    The Breaker by Little Big Town
    From A Room: Volume #1 by Chris Stapleton
    Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope by Reba McEntire
    The Weight of These Wings by Miranda Lambert
    Windy City by Alison Krauss

    SONG OF THE YEAR
    “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Steven Lee Oslen, Hillary Lindsey, and Clint Lagerberg (Keith Urban)
    “Either Way” by Chris Stapleton, Tim James, and Kendell Marvel (Chris Stapleton)
    “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young, Trent Tomlinson, Tyler Reeve, and Kylie Schlienger (Brett Young)
    “Kill A Word” by Eric Church, Luke Dick, and Jeff Hyde (Eric Church feat. Rihannon Giddens)
    “Vice” by Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osbourne (Miranda Lambert)

    SINGLE OF THE YEAR
    “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban
    “Body Like A Back Road” by Sam Hunt
    “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young
    “Kill A Word” by Eric Church feat. Rihannon Giddens
    “Vice” by Miranda Lambert

    MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
    “Craving You” by Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
    “Forever Country” by Artists of Then, Now, and Forever
    “Kill A Word” by Eric Church feat. Rihannon Giddens
    “Setting The World On Fire” by Kenny Chesney feat. Pink
    “Sober Saturday Night” by Chris Young feat. Vince Gill

    MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
    “Black” by Dierks Bentley
    “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban
    “Craving You” by Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
    “Forever Country” by Artists of Now, Then, and Forever
    “Vice” by Miranda Lambert

    It is already passed the eligibility period. Again, “THE FIGHTER” by Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood will not be nominated for Musical Event of the Year due to it being nominated last year! Please comment down on who you think will be nominated one each category. Thank you!

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    Benjamin Zachariah Wilner
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    Update since the CMA nominees will be announce later in the moth or the beginning of September.

    ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
    Garth Brooks
    Luke Bryan
    Eric Church
    Thomas Rhett
    Keith Urban

    MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
    Dierks Bentley
    Eric Church
    Thomas Rhett
    Chris Stapleton
    Keith Urban

    FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
    Lauren Alaina
    Kelsea Ballerini
    Miranda Lambert
    Maren Morris
    Carrie Underwood

    VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
    Lady Antebellum
    Little Big Town
    Midland
    Old Dominion
    Rascal Flatts

    VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
    Big and Rich
    Brothers Osborne
    Dan and Shay
    Florida Georgia Line
    LoCash

    NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
    Lauren Alaina
    Luke Combs
    Old Dominion
    Jon Pardi
    Brett Young

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR
    The Breaker by Little Big Town
    From A Room: Volume 1 by Chris Stapleton
    Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope by Reba McEntire
    They Don’t Know by Jason Aldean
    The Weight of These Wings by Miranda Lambert

    SONG OF THE YEAR
    “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Steven Lee Oslen, Hillary Lindsey, and Clint Lagerberg (Keith Urban)
    “Broken Halos” by Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson (Chris Stapleton)
    “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young, Trent Tomlinson, Tyler Reeve, and Kylie Schlienger (Brett Young)
    “Kill A Word” by Eric Church, Luke Dick, and Jeff Hyde (Eric Church feat. Rihannon Giddens)
    “Vice” by Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osbourne (Miranda Lambert

    SINGLE OF THE YEAR
    “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban
    “Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt
    “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young
    “Kill A Word” by Eric Church feat. Rihannon Giddens
    “Vice” by Miranda Lambert

    MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
    “Craving You” by Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
    “Forever Country” by Artists of Then, Now and Forever
    “Kill A Word” by Eric Church feat. Rihannon Giddens
    “Setting The World On Fire” by Kenny Chesney feat. Pink
    “Sober Saturday Night” by Chris Young feat Vince Gill

    MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
    “Black” by Dierks Bentley
    “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban
    “Craving You” by Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
    “Forever Country” by Artists of Then, Now and Forever
    “Vice” by Miranda Lambert

    That’s it for now. Again, if anyone mentions “The Fighter” in the comments, it is not going to get nominated because it was nominated last year.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by  Benjamin Zachariah Wilner. Reason: Didn't come out as I want to
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    Benjamin Zachariah Wilner
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    Update since the CMA nominees will be announce later in the moth or the beginning of September.

    ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
    Garth Brooks
    Luke Bryan
    Eric Church
    Thomas Rhett
    Keith Urban

    MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
    Dierks Bentley
    Eric Church
    Thomas Rhett
    Chris Stapleton
    Keith Urban

    FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
    Lauren Alaina
    Kelsea Ballerini
    Miranda Lambert
    Maren Morris
    Carrie Underwood

    VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
    Lady Antebellum
    Little Big Town
    Midland
    Old Dominion
    Rascal Flatts

    VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
    Big and Rich
    Brothers Osborne
    Dan and Shay
    Florida Georgia Line
    LoCash

    NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
    Lauren Alaina
    Luke Combs
    Old Dominion
    Jon Pardi
    Brett Young

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR
    The Breaker by Little Big Town
    From A Room: Volume 1 by Chris Stapleton
    Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope by Reba McEntire
    They Don’t Know by Jason Aldean
    The Weight of These Wings by Miranda Lambert

    SONG OF THE YEAR
    “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Steven Lee Oslen, Hillary Lindsey, and Clint Lagerberg (Keith Urban)
    “Broken Halos” by Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson (Chris Stapleton)
    “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young, Trent Tomlinson, Tyler Reeve, and Kylie Schlienger (Brett Young)
    “Kill A Word” by Eric Church, Luke Dick, and Jeff Hyde (Eric Church feat. Rihannon Giddens)
    “Vice” by Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osbourne (Miranda Lambert

    SINGLE OF THE YEAR
    “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban
    “Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt
    “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young
    “Kill A Word” by Eric Church feat. Rihannon Giddens
    “Vice” by Miranda Lambert

    MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
    “Craving You” by Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
    “Forever Country” by Artists of Then, Now and Forever
    “Kill A Word” by Eric Church feat. Rihannon Giddens
    “Setting The World On Fire” by Kenny Chesney feat. Pink
    “Sober Saturday Night” by Chris Young feat Vince Gill

    MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
    “Black” by Dierks Bentley
    “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban
    “Craving You” by Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
    “Forever Country” by Artists of Then, Now and Forever
    “Vice” by Miranda Lambert

    That’s it for now. Again, if anyone mentions “The Fighter” in the comments, it is not going to get nominated because it was nominated last year.

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    I’ll give this a go, though I’m going to be so far off haha.

    Entertainer of the Year:
    Garth Brooks
    Luke Bryan
    Eric Church
    Miranda Lambert
    Keith Urban

    Male Vocalist of the Year:
    Luke Bryan
    Eric Church
    Thomas Rhett
    Chris Stapleton
    Keith Urban

    Female Vocalist of the Year:
    Lauren Alaina
    Kelsea Ballerini
    Miranda Lambert
    Maren Morris
    Carrie Underwood

    Vocal Group of the Year
    Lady Antebellum
    Little Big Town
    Old Dominion
    Rascal Flatts
    Zac Brown Band

    Vocal Duo of the Year
    Big and Rich
    Brothers Osbourne
    Dan and Shay
    Florida Georgia Line
    LoCash

    New Artist of the Year
    Lauren Alaina
    Jon Pardi
    Brett Young
    *I have no idea outside of these three

    Album of the Year
    “The Breaker” by Little Big Town
    “California Sunshine” by Jon Pardi
    “From a Room: Volume 1” by Chris Stapleton
    “Road Less Traveled” by Lauren Alaina
    “The Weight of These Wings” by Miranda Lambert

    Song of the Year
    “Better Man” by Little Big Town
    “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban
    “Craving You” by Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
    “If I Told You” by Darius Rucker
    “Vice” by Miranda Lambert

    Single of the Year
    “Better Man” by Little Big Town
    “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban
    “Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt
    “Kill A Word” by Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens
    “Vice” by Miranda Lambert

    Musical Event of the Year
    “Craving You” by Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
    “Forever Country” by Artists of Then, Now and Forever
    “Kill A Word” by Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens
    “May We All” by Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw
    “Setting The World On Fire” by Kenny Chesney feat. Pink

    Music Video of the Year
    “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban
    “Dirt on My Boots” by Jon Pardi
    “Forever Country” by Artists of Then, Now and Forever
    “Today” by Brad Paisley
    “Vice” by Miranda Lambert

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    Tom
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    also shouldn’t this thread be in the music part of the forums?

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    Benjamin Zachariah Wilner
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    Yes it should. How do I do that?

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    Benjamin Zachariah Wilner
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    When it comes to Little Big Town for Entertainer, they didn’t tour this year.

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    Tom
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    Yes it should. How do I do that?

    I’m not completely sure, maybe if you go into edit you’ll be able to.

    When it comes to Little Big Town for Entertainer, they didn’t tour this year.

    Noted – switched to Miranda Lambert in my predictions

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    I can’t seem to find it! I just might have to copy and paste and make it a new forum.

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