Entertainer of the Year
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN: Luke Bryan not only puts on an breathtaking performance, but he also just opened a bar in downtown Nashville with a performance that drew more than 30,000 people to Broadway! If that isn’t entertainment, then we don’t know what is!
Single of the Year
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland
“Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN: This cross-genre tune is an absolute smash! Everyone has been playing this song nonstop since it has released, it deserves to be recognized for all of its’ accomplishments!
Female Vocalist of the Year
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN: Carrie Underwood has had the best comeback of the year! She had surgery, recovered and came back with 110%. She is beyond deserving of winning Female Vocalist of the Year!
Male Vocalist of the Year
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN: Have you listened to Grafitti U or seen Keith on tour this year? If not, get on that ASAP. His powerful vocals and extreme talent as a musician is impressive.
Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN: Dan + Shay came out with a killer self-titled album this and have gone cross-genre. They have had so many hits and keep producing them! We are rooting for them in this category!
New Artist of the Year
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN: This was the easiest category for us to choose from. Luke Combs hands down has proved himself worthy of New Artist of the Year, he even announced his own headlining tour! We cannot wait to see what this next year holds for this talented country artist.
Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN: All nominees in this category should win, but if we have to choose it would be Old Dominion. These guys are always impressing us! We are obsessed with Happy Endings and their live performances.