Predictions for tonight's CMA awards, and who SHOULD win
Published: November 1, 2012 03:10PM
Updated: November 1, 2012 03:10PM
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Here are the nominees for tonught's televised CMA awards. My predictions on who will win are italicized, and those I believe should win are bolded:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley Blake Shelton Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean Luke Bryan Eric Church Blake Shelton Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelly Clarkson Miranda Lambert Martina McBride Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band Lady Antebellum Little Big Town The Band Perry Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich Love and Theft Sugarland The Civil Wars Thompson Square

New Artist of the Year
Lee Brice Brantley Gilbert Hunter Hayes Love and Theft Thompson Square

Album of the Year

Chief, Eric Church Four the Record, Miranda Lambert Home, Dierks Bentley Own the Night, Lady Antebellum Tailgates & Tanlines, Luke Bryan


Single of the Year

"Dirt Road Anthem" Jason Aldean

"God Gave Me You" Blake Shelton

"Home" Dierks Bentley

"Pontoon" Little Big Town

"Springsteen" Eric Church


Song of the Year

"Even if It Breaks Your Heart" Eli Young Band

"God Gave Me You" Blake Shelton

"Home" Dierks Bentley

"Over You" Miranda Lambert

"Springsteen," Eric Church


Musical Event of the Year

"Dixie Highway" Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band

"Feel Like a Rock Star" Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw

"Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson

"Safe & Sound" Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars

"Stuck on You" Lionel Richie and Darius Rucker

Music Video of the Year

"Come Over" Kenny Chesney

"Over You" Miranda Lambert

"Pontoon" Little Big Town

"Red Solo Cup" Toby Keith

"Springsteen"
Eric Church

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush Paul Franklin Dann Huff Brent Mason Mac McAnally