Chris Stapleton leads the way going into tonight’s Country Music Association Awards. He’s nominated five times: Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year (“From A Room: Volume 2”), Single of the Year (“Broken Halos”), Song of the Year (“Broken Halos”) and Male Vocalist of the Year. He has been a CMAs darling since his breakthrough three years ago, but can he achieve a clean sweep, including his first ever victory in the top category? Scroll down for our complete predictions by artist.
Hundreds of Gold Derby users have been predicting tonight’s CMA results since the nominations were announced, and according to their combined forecasts, Stapleton is out front in four of his five races. We think he’ll claim Album for the third time, Single and Song for the first time, and Male Vocalist for the fourth time in a row. He could eke out a win for Entertainer too, but we’re giving two-time champ Luke Bryan (2014-2015) the narrowest of narrow advantages there.
Still, even winning four awards in one night would be a first for Stapleton, who took home three prizes in 2015, two in 2016 and another two in 2017. And if he keeps winning those other categories, it will be hard to keep denying him for the top prize. This is his third straight bid for Entertainer of the Year, and he lost to Garth Brooks for the last two years, but Brooks isn’t nominated this time, so maybe this is the opening Stapleton finally needs. And if our predictions are right the Stapleton steamroller isn’t going to leave much room for anyone else.
See our predictions by artists below, and join the discussion on this and more with your fellow music fans in our forums.
Album of the Year — “From A Room: Volume 2”
Male Vocalist of the Year
Single of the Year — “Broken Halos”
Song of the Year — “Broken Halos”
Entertainer of the Year
New Artist of the Year
DAN AND SHAY
Vocal Duo of the Year
LITTLE BIG TOWN
Vocal Group of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
BEBE REXHA and FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
Musical Event of the Year — “Meant to Be”
SUGARLAND and TAYLOR SWIFT
Music Video of the Year — “Babe”
Be sure to make your CMA predictions so that Hollywood insiders can see this year’s contenders are faring in our CMA odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on November 8. And join the discussion on this and more taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our music forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.