Our 2017 CMA Picks

Who are you rooting for?

By Doug Lazy on November 8, 2017
Last year’s CMA group of the year, Little Big Town. Will they repeat in 2017? (Photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage)

The CMAs are tonight at eight on channel 10 and even though you should still tune in because there’s gonna be plenty of great performances, we’ve got your winners in the major categories. Never mind that we don’t agree on our picks, that’s just a small detail (pro tip: I’m right).

Entertainer of the year: Your nominees are last year’s winner, Garth, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan.

Pat: Church

Cody: Stapleton

Tom: Church

Female artist of the year: Reba, Carrie, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, and Miranda Lambert

Pat: Miranda

Cody: Maren

Tom: Maren

Male artist: Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Chris Stapleton

Pat: Church

Cody: Church

Tom: Thomas Rhett

New Artist: Luke Combs, Jon Pardi, Brett Young, Old Dominion, Lauren Alaina

Pat: Pardi

Cody: Pardi

Tom: Pardi

Single of the year (award goes to singer): Better Man, Little Big Town, Keith Urban, Blue Ain’t Your Color, Jon Pardi, Dirt on My Boots, Body Like a Backroad, Sam Hunt, Tin Man, Miranda Lambert

Pat: Better Man

Cody: Blue Ain’t Your Color

Tom: Better Man

Song of the Year (award goes to songwriter): Better Man (Taylor Swift), Tin Man (Jack Ingram, Jon Randall, Miranda), Dirt On My Boots (Rhett Akins, John Frasure, Ashley Gorley), Body Like a Backroad(Josh Osborne, Sam Hunt, Zac Crowell, Shane MacAnally), Blue Ain’t Your Color (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen)

Pat: Dirt on my boots

Cody: Blue Ain’t Your Color

Tom: Better Man

Duo of the Year: Maddie and Tae, Florida Georgia Line, Dan + Shay, Brothers Osborne, LoCash

Pat: Florida-Georgia Line

Cody: Brothers Osborne

Tom: Brothers Osborne

Group: Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Zac Brown Band, Old Dominion, Lady Antebellum

Pat: Little Big Town

Cody: Little Big Town

Tom: Little Big Town

Album of the Year: Miranda, The Weight of these Wings, Little Big Town, The Breaker, Lady Antebellum, Heart Break, Chris Stapleton, From a Room, Vol. 1, Jason Isbell, The Nashville Sound

Pat: Miranda

Cody: Miranda

Tom: Miranda

Who will really win? Well, duh, tune in at 8 tonight on Channel 10 and find out.


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