Dierks Bentley - “Home”
Eric Church - “Springsteen” -- Darrin
Ronnie Dunn - “Cost Of Livin’”
Hunter Hayes - “Wanted”
Blake Shelton - “Over” -- David
Carrie Underwood - “Blown Away”
David's analysis Carrie Underwood is the lone female artist nominated against four male artists. She previously won Best Female Country Vocal Performance three years in a row. This year, her song “Blown Away” is also nominated for Best Country Song.
Hunter Hayes has three nominations this year including Best New Artist. That gives him a statistical advantage to win.
However, Blake Shelton gained national exposure by being a coach on NBC’s “The Voice.” He has won countless country music awards but has yet to win a Grammy. I think he will this year.