The 52nd Annual CMA Awards are live from Nashville tonight on ABC, 8pm EST.
Brad Paisley and a very pregnant Carrie Underwood are set to host.
Fun fact: There is NO backup plan if Carrie Underwood goes into labour tonight during the ceremony.
As always, look for some epic performances to dominate the evening. Tonight’s performers include:
Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, “Drowns the Whiskey”
Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, “Burning Man”
Garth Brooks, unnamed and not-yet-released song for wife Trisha Yearwood
Luke Bryan and Special Guests, “What Makes You Country”
Kenny Chesney with David Lee Murphy, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, “Meant to Be”
Old Dominion, “Hotel Key”
Brad Paisley, “Bucked Off”
Chris Stapleton with Maren Morris and Mavis Staples
Based on that lineup, it’s going to be a hell of a night.
Let’s not forget that some actual awards will be handed out, too. We already know some winners…
… and here are the winners I’m predicting in the major categories to be awarded tonight.
Entertainer of the Year:
Nominee’s: Jason Aldean / Luke Bryan / Kenny Chesney / Chris Stapleton / Keith Urban
COULD ALSO WIN: Kenny Chesney.
Single of the Year:
Nominee’s: “Broken Halos” — Chris Stapleton / “Drinkin’ Problem” – Midland / “Drowns the Whiskey” — Jason Aldean Featuring Miranda Lambert / “Meant to Be” — Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line / “Tequila” — Dan + Shay
COULD ALSO WIN: Meant To Be – Florida Georgia Line w/ Bebe Rexha
Male Vocalist of the Year:
Nominee’s: Dierks Bentley / Luke Combs / Thomas Rhett / Chris Stapleton / Keith Urban
COULD ALSO WIN: Chris Stapleton.
Female Vocalist of the Year:
Nominee’s: Kelsea Ballerini / Miranda Lambert / Maren Morris / Kacey Musgraves / Carrie Underwood
COULD ALSO WIN: Maren Morris.
Vocal Duo of the Year:
Nominee’s: Brothers Osborne / Dan + Shay / Florida Georgia Line / Maddie & Tae / Sugarland
COULD ALSO WIN: Dan + Shay.
New Artist of the Year:
NOMINEE’S: Lauren Alaina / Luke Combs / Chris Janson / Midland / Brett Young
COULD ALSO WIN: Midland.
Album of the Year:
Nominee’s: “From A Room: Volume 2” — Chris Stapleton / “Golden Hour” — Kacey Musgraves / “Graffiti U” — Keith Urban / “Life Changes” — Thomas Rhett / “The Mountain” — Dierks Bentley
COULD ALSO WIN: From A Room, Vol. 2 – Chris Stapleton.
Song of the Year:
Nominee’s: “Body Like A Back Road” / “Broken Halos” / “Drowns the Whiskey” / “Drunk Girl” / “Tequila” /
COULD ALSO WIN: Drowns The Whiskey – Jason Aldean & Miranda Lambert
Vocal Group of the Year:
Nominee’s: Lady Antebellum / LANCO / Little Big Town / Midland / Old Dominion
COULD ALSO WIN: Midland.
Don’t miss the 52nd Annual CMA Awards TONIGHT, live from Nashville, Tennessee.
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