The Academy of Country Music will host their annual awards show this Sunday, live from Las Vegas. Country music legend Reba McEntire, with an album due this Friday, is set to host.
Performers & presenters are still being added to an already star-studded lineup.
Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of all the nominee’s in the major categories, and my predictions for the winners of each category.
Don’t think my predictions are correct? Let me know yours, and we can watch the show together Sunday night, with bragging rights on the line.
For starters, we already know the New Artist winners: Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde & Lanco.
Now, let’s move on to the categories set to be awarded on Sunday’s broadcast.
2019 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees:
Entertainer of the Year
PREDICTION: Jason Aldean.
Male Artist of the Year
PREDICTION: Thomas Rhett.
Female Artist of the Year
PREDICTION: Kacey Musgraves.
Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
PREDICTION: Dan + Shay
Group of the Year
Little Big Town
PREDICTION: Old Dominion.
Album of the Year
Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay (produced by Scott Hendricks, Dan Smyers and Matt Dragstrem)
Desperate Man, Eric Church (produced by Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora Jr.)
From A Room, Vol. 2, Chris Stapleton (produced by Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton)
Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves (produced by Ian Fitchuk, Daniel Tashian and Kacey Musgraves)
The Mountain, Dierks Bentley (produced by Ross Copperman, Jon Randal Stewart and Arturo Buenahora Jr.)
PREDICTION: Chris Stapleton.
Single Record of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) / Producer(s) / Record Label(s))
“Down to the Honkytonk,” Jake Owen (produced by Joey Moi)
“Heaven,” Kane Brown (produced by Dann Huff and Polow da Don)
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line (produced by Wishire for Rock the Soul Entertainment)
“Most People Are Good,” Luke Bryan (produced by Jeff Stevens and Jody Stevens)
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay (produced by Scott Hendricks and Dan Smyers)
PREDICTION: “Tequila”, Dan + Shay.
Video of the Year (Awarded to Producer(s) / Director(s) / Artist(s))
“Babe,” Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift (produced by Roger Hunt, directed by Anthony Mandler)
“Burn Out,” Midland (produced by Ben Skipworth, directed by TK McKamy and Cameron Duddy)
“Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne (produced by Nate Eggert, directed by Wes Edwards)
“Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson (produced by Ben Skipworth, directed by Jeff Venable)
“Shoot Me Straight,” Brothers Osborne (produced by April Kimbrell, directed by Wes Edwards and Ryan Silver)
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay (produced by Christen Pinkston, directed by Patrick Tracy)
PREDICTION: “Shoot Me Straight”, Brothers Osborne.
Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter(s) / Publisher(s) / Artist(s)
Cole Swindell, “Break Up in the End” (Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill, Jon Nite)
Chris Stapleton, “Broken Halos” (Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton)
Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be” (David Garcia, Tyler Hubbard, Joshua Miller, Bebe Rexha)
Kacey Musgraves, “Space Cowboy” (Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves)
Dan + Shay, “Tequila” (Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers)
Russell Dickerson, “Yours” (Casey Brown, Russell Dickerson, Parker Welling)
PREDICTION: “Tequila”, Dan + Shay.
Music Event of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) / Producer(s) / Record Label(s))
“Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne (produced by Ross Copperman, Jon Randal Stewart and Arturo Buenahora Jr.)
“Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert (produced by Michael Knox)
“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” David Lee Murphy feat. Kenny Chesney (produced by Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy)
“Keeping Score,” Dan + Shay feat. Kelly Clarkson (produced by Scott Hendricks and Dan Smyers)
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line (produced by Wilshire for Rock the Soul Entertainment)
PREDICTION: “Drowns The Whiskey”, Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert.
Don’t miss the ACM Awards, live from Las Vegas this Sunday night.
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