Official CMA Awards predictions 2019: Our odds favor Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Kacey Musgraves and more

The 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards will be presented tonight, November 13, during a live telecast on ABC hosted by Carrie Underwood with Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. But who will take home top honors? Scroll down for our official odds in 11 categories from Entertainer of the Year to Music Video of the Year.

Our odds are calculated from the combined predictions of hundreds of Gold Derby users who have made their forecasts here in our predictions center since the nominations were announced. They include Gold Derby Editors who cover awards year-round for the site, our Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s CMA winners, the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine prediction results from recent years, and the everyday Users who make up our largest bloc. One of those Users usually makes mincemeat of the rest of us with their savvy picks.

Maren Morris enters these awards with the most nominations (six), but we’re expecting the association to spread the wealth. Morris is the front-runner to win Album of the Year for “Girl,” but CMAs host Underwood is expected to come away with two top prizes: Entertainer of the Year (a rare achievement for a woman) and Female Vocalist of the Year. Kacey Musgraves is also tipped to win twice: Song of the Year and Music Video of the Year (both for “Rainbow”).

Predicted to take home one prize apiece are Blake Shelton (Single of the Year for “God’s Country”), Chris Stapleton (Male Vocalist of the Year), Dan and Shay (Vocal Duo of the Year), Old Dominion (Vocal Group of the Year), Morgan Wallen (New Artist of the Year) and the chart-topping dynamic duo of Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus (Musical Event of the Year for “Old Town Road“). What do you think of our forecasts?

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Carrie Underwood — 11/2
Garth Brooks — 13/2
Keith Urban — 13/2
Chris Stapleton — 7/1
Eric Church — 7/1

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Girl,” Maren Morris — 11/2
“Desperate Man,” Eric Church — 6/1
“Cry Pretty,” Carrie Underwood — 13/2
“Dan and Shay,” Dan and Shay — 7/1
“Center Point Road,” Thomas Rhett — 15/2

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“God’s Country,” Blake Shelton — 11/2
“Millionaire,” Chris Stapleton — 13/2
“Girl,” Maren Morris — 13/2
“Speechless,” Dan and Shay — 7/1
“Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne — 15/2

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Rainbow,” Kacey Musgraves — 11/2
“Tequila,” Dan and Shay — 13/2
“God’s Country,” Blake Shelton — 13/2
“Girl,” Maren Morris — 7/1
“Beautiful Crazy,” Luke Combs — 7/1

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Carrie Underwood — 11/2
Maren Morris — 6/1
Kacey Musgraves — 13/2
Miranda Lambert — 7/1
Kelsea Ballerini — 15/2

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Chris Stapleton — 11/2
Luke Combs — 6/1
Thomas Rhett — 7/1
Keith Urban — 7/1
Dierks Bentley — 15/2

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Dan and Shay — 5/1
Brothers Osborne — 13/2
Florida Georgia Line — 7/1
Brooks and Dunn — 7/1
Maddie and Tae — 15/2

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Old Dominion — 11/2
Lady Antebellum — 13/2
Little Big Town — 13/2
Midland — 7/1
Zac Brown Band — 15/2

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Morgan Wallen — 6/1
Midland — 6/1
Ashley McBryde — 13/2
Carly Pearce — 7/1
Cody Johnson — 7/1

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus — 11/2
“All My Favorite People,” Maren Morris feat. Brothers Osborne — 13/2
“Brand New Man,” Brooks and Dunn with Luke Combs — 7/1
“Dive Bar,” Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton — 7/1
“What Happens in a Small Town,” Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell — 7/1

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Rainbow,” Kacey Musgraves — 11/2
“Girl,” Maren Morris — 6/1
“God’s Country,” Blake Shelton — 7/1
“Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne — 7/1
“Some of It,” Eric Church — 15/2

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