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KICK Predicts the CMAs

The 51st CMAs are tonight, we’re here with a handy guide to the nominees, and who Brodie, Sam, Michael and DME Ben have picked to win. The 51st CMA Awards air tonight on ABC at 7PM Central! Follow along to see how you do, and how we do.

*NOTE*: I made sure all our picks were finalized by yesterday. Music Video and Musical Event categories were announced early this morning. Winners are noted below

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Entertainer of the Year

Nominees: Garth Brooks; Luke Bryan; Chris Stapleton; Eric Church; Keith Urban

Brodie: Garth Brooks
Sam: Luke Bryan
Michael: Garth Brooks
Ben: Garth Brooks

Album of the Year

Nominees: Little Big Town – The Breaker; Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Vol. 1; Lady Antebellum – Heart Break; Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound; Miranda Lambert – The Weight of These Wings

Brodie: Miranda Lambert – The Weight of These Wings (though a Jason Isbell win would be fantastic!)
Sam: Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Vol. 1
Michael: Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Vol. 1
Ben: Miranda Lambert – The Weight of These Wings

Female Vocalist of the Year

Nominees: Kelsea Ballerini; Miranda Lambert; Reba McEntire; Maren Morris; Carrie Underwood

Brodie: Miranda Lambert
Sam: Maren Morris
Michael: Maren Morris
Ben: Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year

Nominees: Eric Church; Thomas Rhett; Chris Stapleton; Dierks Bentley; Keith Urban

Brodie: Thomas Rhett
Sam: Thomas Rhett
Michael: Keith Urban
Ben: Keith Urban

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Vocal Group of the Year

Nominees: Lady Antebellum; Little Big Town; Old Dominion; Rascal Flatts; Zac Brown Band

Brodie: Little Big Town
Sam: Little Big Town
Michael: Little Big Town
Ben: Little Big Town

Vocal Duo of the Year

Nominees: Brothers Osborne; Dan + Shay; Florida Georgia Line; LoCash; Maddie & Tae

Brodie: Florida Georgia Line
Sam: Florida Georgia Line
Michael: LoCash
Ben: Brothers Osborne

New Artist of the Year

Nominees: Luke Combs; Old Dominion; Brett Young; Jon Pardi; Lauren Alaina

Brodie: Luke Combs
Sam: Brett Young
Michael: Lauren Alaina
Ben: Old Dominion

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Song of the Year (songwriters)

Nominees: Little Big Town – “Better Man”; Keith Urban – “Blue Ain’t Your Color”; Sam Hunt – “Body Like a Back Road”; Jon Pardi – “Dirt on My Boots”; Miranda Lambert – “Tin Man”

Brodie: Little Big Town – “Better Man”
Sam: Sam Hunt – “Body Like a Back Road”
Michael: Keith Urban – “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Ben: Miranda Lambert – “Tin Man”

Single of the Year (artist)

Nominees: Little Big Town – “Better Man”; Keith Urban – “Blue Ain’t Your Color”; Sam Hunt – “Body Like a Back Road”; Jon Pardi – “Dirt on My Boots”; Miranda Lambert – “Tin Man”

Brodie: Keith Urban – “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Sam: Sam Hunt – “Body Like a Back Road”
Michael: Keith Urban – “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Ben: Miranda Lambert – “Tin Man”

Musician of the Year

Nominees: Jerry Douglas; Paul Franklin; Dan Huff; Mac McAnally; Derek Wells

Brodie: Mac McAnally
Sam: Derek Wells
Michael: Paul Franklin
Ben: Mac McAnally

Music Video of the Year

Nominees: “Better Man,” Little Big Town; “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban; “Craving You,” Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris; “Vice,” Miranda Lambert
WINNER: (announced early this morning) “It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne

Brodie: “Vice,” Miranda Lambert
Sam: “Craving You,” Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
Michael: “It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne
Ben: “Better Man,” Little Big Town

Musical Event of the Year

Nominees: Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris, “Craving You”; Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill a Word”; Kenny Chesney with Pink, “Setting the World on Fire”; Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, “Speak to a Girl”

WINNER: (announced early this morning) Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson, “Funny How Time Slips Away”

Brodie: Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson, “Funny How Time Slips Away”
Sam: Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris, “Craving You”
Michael: Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson, “Funny How Time Slips Away”
Ben: Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson, “Funny How Time Slips Away”

 

So as it stands as of 8:30am, Michael leads with 2 points, Brodie and Ben are tied at 1 point each, with Sam sitting on 0.

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