52nd Annual CMA Awards: Celeb Secrets Country’s Winner Predictions

Country Music’s Biggest Night is almost here and the competition is HOT.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 22: Luke Bryan performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 22, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
​Kenny Chesney
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

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!

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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!

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 22: Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 22, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

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!

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Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

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

Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Sugarland

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

Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Chris Janson
Midland
Brett Young

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.

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Old Dominion

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
LANCO​
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion

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.

Written by Isabel Baldinger

Isabel is an intern for Celeb Secrets Country. Originally from New Jersey, she is currently living the dream in Nashville while getting her degree in Music Business from Belmont University. If she is not in class or interviewing artists, she is at a concert, at Hotbox, hanging out with friends, traveling, lounging around at Tin Roof, or eating tacos.