Who Will Win at The ACM Awards? Here Are My Picks
The 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be handed out on Sunday night in Las Vegas. Here are my picks for winners in the major award categories. See if you agree with my choices, and vote on who you think will win in each category.
The 49th annual ACM Awards will be televised beginning at 7 p.m. CT on Sunday, April 6. CBS will carry the broadcast.
Entertainer of the Year
Brian's pick: George Strait
He's the King of country music. It's his farewell tour. He's awesome. He deserves this one.
Male Vocalist of the Year
Brian's pick: Luke Bryan
May be the biggest star in country music right now. His buddy Blake can make the same claim. Either may win.
Female Vocalist of the Year
Brian's pick: Miranda Lambert
Miranda has slowly made a nice transition to more meaningful songs than early in her career without losing her signature sass. She deserves this award.
Vocal Duo of the Year
Brian's pick: Florida Georgia Line
Arguably the biggest act in the business over the last two years. Enough said.
Vocal Group of the Year
Brian's pick: Little Big Town
This group is on the cusp of being huge and I think they will surprise a few people with this award.
New Artist of the Year
Brian's pick: Justin Moore
He's had more hits than his competition so I'm picking him here.
Album of the Year
Brian's pick: Same Trailer Different Park - Kacey Musgraves
I have this album and it's absolutely fantastic. Kacey is a little 'too hip for the room' in Nashville because she writes meaningful lyrics and doesn't just try to crank out hits based on formula. She's one of the premiere writers in Music City today. She may never have many 'hits' but that's because she sometimes sings about things country radio is a little afraid to play in the fear that listeners will be turned off by some of the subject matter. Let's face it, the country format isn't the first place you think of for a song that talks about gay acceptance, but Kacey gladly knocks those walls down. Go Kacey!
Single Record of the Year
Brian's pick: Cruise - Florida Georgia Line
No song was bigger on the charts, well... ever. This song should be a shoe in.
Song of the Year
Brian's pick: 'Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain-' Gary Allan
I'm picking this one because it's my favorite and I think Gary Allan is one of the most under-rated talents in the music business. He deserves the win.