CMT Music Award Predictions
The CMT Music Awards air live tonight on CMT, hosted by Erin Andrews and J.J. Watt, featuring performances from Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Billy Ray Cyrus with Cheap Trick, Dierks Bentley with Elle King, Cassadee Pope with Pitbull & Leona Lewis, and several others. It's going to be a great night. But who's going to take home the big prizes? Here are my predictions.
I'm just going to get it out of the way now, because I think Cam is going to walk away with the night in hand. She's up for Breakthrough Video, Female Video and Video of the Year, and let's face it, Burning House is an amazing, gorgeous video. Everyone else is fighting for second place.
For Male Video of the Year, I think the video of Eric Church's 2015 CMT Music Award performance of "Like A Wrecking Ball" is exactly the video that track needed, and marries the visual and the audio perfectly.
Group/Duo Video of the Year is difficult to pick. Zac Brown Band's video for "Loving You Easy" has a great early 90s throwback vibe going for it, like so many post-grunge alt-rock videos that lit up MTV, but Brothers Osborne nail it with "Stay A Little Longer." So my vote goes Brothers Osborne.
CMT Performance of the Year was a no brainer. Maybe I'm biased toward Jennifer Nettles. Maybe I'm biased to the steady diet of classic rock my dad raised me on, giving me a healthy appreciation for Cheap Trick. But Nettles and Cheap Trick crushed it with "I Want You To Want Me."