ACM Awards predictions 2019: We’re betting on a Kacey Musgraves clean sweep, while Jason Aldean gets top prize

Kacey Musgraves will win all five of her Academy of Country Music Awards nominations when prizes are handed out on Sunday night, April 7. That’s according to the combined predictions of hundreds of Gold Derby users. But Musgraves was locked out of the top category, Entertainer of the Year, which is dominated entirely by men for the second year in a row. We think that award will go to Jason Aldean for the fourth time. Scroll down for our full list of predictions by category, with the nominees listed in order of their racetrack odds. Projected winners are highlighted in gold.

Musgraves recently achieved a clean sweep at the Grammys, going four-for-four including Album of the Year for “Golden Hour,” which was only the fifth country album ever to take that prize. Now we think she’ll win Album of the Year from the ACMs, which would bring her two awards as both artist and producer. She also leads our predictions for Song of the Year for “Space Cowboy,” for which she would also be honored twice, as both artist and songwriter. Her last projected win is Female Artist of the Year, where she would dethrone Miranda Lambert after a record-setting nine consecutive victories.

No one is expected to come close to Musgraves haul on Sunday night, not even Aldean. In fact, the only other artists predicted to win multiple prizes are the duo Dan and Shay. They’re tipped to win two awards: Duo of the Year and Single of the Year for “Tequila,” which recently won them their very first Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

Gold Derby was also predicting three other categories, but those winners were already announced. Ashley McBryde claimed New Female Artist of the Year. Luke Combs won New Male Artist of the Year. And LANCO took New Duo or Group of the Year. See our complete ACM predictions below, and join the music awards discussion right here in our forums.

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean — 10/3
Chris Stapleton — 39/10
Keith Urban — 4/1
Luke Bryan — 9/2
Kenny Chesney — 9/2

Female Artist of the Year
Kacey Musgraves — 17/5
Miranda Lambert — 37/10
Carrie Underwood — 4/1
Maren Morris — 9/2
Ashley McBryde — 9/2

Male Artist of the Year
Chris Stapleton — 16/5
Thomas Rhett — 39/10
Keith Urban — 4/1
Luke Combs — 9/2
Dierks Bentley — 9/2

Duo of the Year
Dan and Shay — 16/5
Florida Georgia Line — 39/10
Brothers Osborne — 4/1
Maddie and Tae — 9/2
LoCash — 9/2

Group of the Year
Little Big Town — 82/25
Old Dominion — 37/10
Lady Antebellum — 4/1
Midland — 9/2
LANCO — 9/2

Album of the Year
Kacey Musgraves, “Golden Hour” — 31/10
Chris Stapleton, “From A Room: Volume 2” — 39/10
Dan and Shay, “Dan and Shay” — 9/2
Dierks Bentley, “The Mountain” — 9/2
Eric Church, “Desperate Man” — 9/2

Single of the Year
Dan and Shay, “Tequila” — 16/5
Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be” — 19/5
Kane Brown, “Heaven” — 9/2
Luke Bryan, “Most People Are Good” — 9/2
Jake Owen, “Down to the Honky Tonk” — 9/2

Song of the Year
Kacey Musgraves, “Space Cowby” — 18/5
Chris Stapleton, “Broken Halos” — 39/10
Dan and Shay, “Tequila” — 9/2
Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be” — 11/2
Cole Swindell, “Break Up in the End” — 13/2
Russel Dickerson, “Yours” — 15/2

Video of the Year
Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift, “Babe” — 69/20
Dan and Shay, “Tequila” — 4/1
Brothers Osborne, “Shoot Me Straight” — 5/1
Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne, “Burning Man” — 11/2
Chris Janson, “Drunk Girl” — 13/2
Midland, “Burn Out” — 15/2

Musical Event of the Year
Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be” — 16/5
Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne, “Burning Man” — 39/10
Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert, “Drowns the Whiskey” — 4/1
David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” — 9/2
Dan and Shay feat. Kelly Clarkson, “Keeping Score” — 9/2

Be sure to make your ACM predictions so that music insiders can see this year’s contenders are faring in our ACM odds. You can keep changing your predictions until winners are announced. And join the discussion on this and more taking place right now in our music forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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