2011 CMA Awards: Predictions

 Posted by at 11:26 am on November 9, 2011
Nov 092011
 
Will Blake Shelton’s big year continue?

Photo by Leslie Paczosa

 

Here is a list of tonight’s Nominees for the 2011 CMA Awards, along with our predictions and votes.  The prediction is who we think WILL win, and the vote is who we think SHOULD win.  Make sure you join us tonight on twitter as we’ll be Live Tweeting during the show!  Our handle is @sflcountrymusic.   Enjoy the show!

 

Entertainer of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Brad Paisley
  • Blake Shelton
  • Keith Urban
  • Taylor Swift

Mike’s Prediction:  Jason Aldean, Mike’s Vote:  Blake Shelton

Leslie’s Prediction:  Taylor Swift, Leslie’s Vote:  Blake Shelton

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Sara Evans
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Taylor Swift
  • Martina McBride

Mike’s Prediction:  Miranda Lambert, Mike’s Vote:  Miranda Lambert

Leslie’s Prediction:  Miranda Lambert, Leslie’s Vote:  Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • Blake Shelton
  • Keith Urban

Mike’s Prediction:  Blake Shelton, Mike’s Vote:  Blake Shelton

Leslie’s Prediction:  Blake Shelton, Leslie’s Vote:  Blake Shelton

New Artist of the Year

  • The Band Perry
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Thompson Square
  • Chris Young

Mike’s Prediction:  The Band Perry, Mike’s Vote:  The Band Perry (disclaimer…I don’t believe that Luke, Eric, or Chris should even be in this category so I eliminated them from contention for my vote)

Leslie’s Prediction:  The Band Perry,  Leslie’s Vote:  Eric Church

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Little Big Town
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Rascal Flatts
  • The Band Perry

Mike’s Prediction:  Zac Brown Band, Mike’s Vote:  Zac Brown Band

Leslie’s Prediction:  Lady Antebellum, Leslie’s Vote:  The Band Perry

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • The Civil Wars
  • Thompson Square
  • Sugarland
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Steel Magnolia

Mike’s Prediction:  Thompson Square, Mike’s Vote:  Thompson Square

Leslie’s Prediction:  Sugarland, Leslie’s Vote:  Sugarland

 

Single of the Year

  • “A Little Bit Stronger” by Sara Evans
  • “Colder Weather” by Zac Brown Band
  • “Don’t You Wanna Stay” by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
  • “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton
  • “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry

Mike’s Prediction:  “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton, Mike’s Vote:  “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton

Leslie’s Prediction:  “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry, Leslie’s Vote: “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton

Album of the Year

  • “All About Tonight” by Blake Shelton
  • “Speak Now” by Taylor Swift
  • “My Kinda Party” by Jason Aldean
  • “This is Country Music” by Brad Paisley
  • “You Get What You Give” by Zac Brown Band

Mike’s Prediction:  “My Kinda Party” by Jason Aldean, Mike’s Vote:  “This is Country Music” by Brad Paisley

Leslie’s Prediction:  “My Kinda Party” by Jason Aldean, Leslie’s Vote:  “My Kinda Party” by Jason Aldean

Song of the Year

  • “Colder Weather” by Zac Brown Band
  • “Dirt Road Anthem” by Jason Aldean
  • “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry
  • “Mean” by Taylor Swift
  • “You and Tequila” by Kenny Chesney w/ Grace Potter

Mike’s Prediction:  “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry, Mike’s Vote:  “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry

Leslie’s Prediction:  “Mean” by Taylor Swift, Leslie’s Vote:  “Dirt Road Anthem” by Jason Aldean

Musical Event of the Year

  • “As She’s Walking Away” by Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson
  • “Coal Miner’s Daughter” by Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn
  • “Don’t You Wanna Stay” by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
  • “Old Alabama” by Brad Paisley and Alabama
  • “You and Tequila” by Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter

Mike’s Prediction:  “Don’t You Wanna Stay” by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Mike’s Vote:  “Old Alabama” by Brad Paisley and Alabama

Leslie’s Prediction:  “Don’t You Wanna Stay” by Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson, Leslie’s Vote:  “Coal Miner’s Daughter” by Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, & Loretta Lynn OR “Old Alabama” by Brad Paisley & Alabama

Music Video of the Year

  • “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton
  • “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry
  • “Mean” by Taylor Swift
  • “Old Alabama” by Brad Paisley and Alabama
  • “You and Tequila” by Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter

 Mike’s Prediction:  “Mean” by Taylor Swift, Mike’s Vote:  “Old Alabama” by Brad Paisley and Alabama

Leslie’s Prediction:  “Mean” by Taylor Swift, Leslie’s Vote:  “Old Alabama” by Brad Paisley & Alabama