When the 49th Country Music Association Awards are handed out during a music-filled ceremony on ABC November 4, will exes Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert be named Male Vocalist and Female Vocalist for the sixth year in a row? Or will their recent marriage troubles hurt their chances? Predict the winners in the 11 categories for a chance to be featured on our leaderboard and win $100 if you qualify according to our contest rules. It’s fun and easy, so get started below.
For the past five years running CMA voters awarded the Male/Female Vocalist prizes to Shelton and Lambert, and our contest entrants predict both will prevail again despite their recent divorce. According to the odds that are derived from the predictions made by readers like you, Shelton has leading 7/5 odds of winning Male Vocalist while Lambert is first place with 1/1 odds for Female Vocalist.
Facing off against Shelton this year are Luke Bryan (second place with 13/5 odds), Eric Church (third place with 5/1 odds), Chris Stapleton (fourth place with 11/1 odds) and Dierks Bentley (fifth place with 16/1 odds).
Meanwhile, Lambert’s co-nominees are Kacey Musgraves (second place with 7/2 odds), Carrie Underwood (third place with 6/1 odds), Lee Ann Womack (fourth place with 11/1 odds) and Kelsea Ballerini (fifth place with 18/1 odds).
The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 7,400 industry professionals who are members of the Country Music Association. CLICK HERE to see the complete list of nominations and then be sure to make/update your own predictions.
Make your own CMA picks now to the right or at the bottom of this post, and you could win a $100 Amazon gift card as well as a place of honor on our leaderboard and a starring role in next year’s Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting this year’s CMA winners).
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.
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