The Votes Are In! Music From The Row Predicts CMA Winners

The 49th Annual CMA Awards are less than a week away. The show, hosted once again by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, is poised to be more exciting than ever with over two dozen performances and some stiff competition for the nominees. Performances include Entertainer of the Year nominees Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and so many other up-and-coming country crooners. We will also see some very special collaborations throughout these performances by Fall Out Boy, John Mellencamp, and Lindsey Stirling. 

The writers here at Music From The Row have casted our ballots to predict who will take home these coveted awards next week. We think Little Big Town will come out on top with four wins and Luke Bryan will take home the big one, Entertainer of the Year.

Check out the full list of our predictions below! Tune in to ABC next Wednesday, November 4th, at 8pm to see if we're right! 


New Artist of the Year
Sam Hunt***
Maddie & Tae
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Kelsea Ballerini

Album of the Year
Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason Aldean
Pageant Material, Kacey Musgraves
Pain Killer, Little Big Town***
The Big Revival, Kenny Chesney
Traveller, Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert***
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack
Kelsea Ballerini

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan*** 
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Chris Stapleton

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan*** 
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

Single of the Year
"American Kids" Kenny Chesney
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town***
"I Don't Dance," Lee Brice
"Take Your Time," Sam Hunt
"Talladega," Eric Church

Music Video of the Year
"Biscuits," Kacey Musgraves
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town
"Girl In A Country Song," Maddie & Tae
"Little Red Wagon," Miranda Lambert
"Something In The Water," Carrie Underwood***

Song of the Year
"American Kids," Kenny Chesney
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town***
"Like A Cowboy," Randy Houser
"Like A Wrecking Ball," Eric Church
"Take Your Time," Sam Hunt

Musical Event of the Year
Django and Jimmie, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
"Lonely Tonight," Blake Shelton & Ashley Monroe
"Raise 'Em Up," Keith Urban & Eric Church***
"Smokin' And Drinkin'," Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town
"Wild Child," Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush, Mandolin
Jerry Douglas, Dobro
Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
Dann Huff, Guitar
Mac McAnally, Guitar***

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line***
Maddie & Tae
Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town***
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band