By: Greg Sacidor
Sunday (April 2) night is the 52nd edition of the ACM Awards. A number of country music’s biggest and most talented artists will all be vying for a handful awards, but only a few will actually walk away with some added pieces for their trophy case.
With the night’s biggest categories chock full of deserving names, it’s hard to tell who will actually come out on top.
While nobody knows who will ultimately go home a winner, some of the 92.5 XTU talent decided to try their hand at predicting the outcome of the 52nd annual ACM Awards, which will air Sunday, April 2 on CBS3.
Entertainer of the Year
Nominees: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban
Andie: Keith Urban – I have a good feeling about Keith for this one this year.
Crockett: Carrie Underwood – Carrie has been ALL OVER the place this year – I think she brings it home.
Frank: Carrie Underwood – Wild card, but I am going to say Carrie Underwood.
Razz: Carrie Underwood
Male Vocalist of the Year
Nominees: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban
Andie: Thomas Rhett – I’m going to go with our Anniversary Show headliner.
Crockett: Chris Stapleton – I feel like I sound the most like Chris Stapleton when I sing in the shower, so that’s got to mean something… right?!
Frank: Thomas Rhett – This is the year of TR!
Razz: Keith Urban
Female Vocalist of the Year
Nominees: Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood
Andie: Maren Morris – Maren has this one locked up.
Crockett: Maren Morris – Maren Morris has been on fire. FIRE!
Frank: Carrie Underwood – Would love it to be Maren, but I feel it is going to be Carrie.
Razz: Carrie Underwood
XTU Nation: Carrie Underwood
Album of the Year
Nominees: Black – Dierks Bentley, Dig Your Roots– Florida Georgia Line, HERO – Maren Morris, Ripcord – Keith Urban, The Weight of These Wings– Miranda Lambert
Andie: HERO – I feel like Maren will get this one, too. Or Keith. But I’ll go with Maren Morris and HERO.
Crockett: Ripcord – Keith Urban took some chances and went down some different roads on Ripcord and I think he sees the payoff here.
Frank: Hero – Maren Morris HERO!!!
XTU NATION: Dig Your Roots
Song of the Year
Nominees: “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban, “Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett, “Humble And Kind” – Tim McGraw, “Kill A Word” – Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens, “Tennessee Whiskey” – Chris Stapleton, “Vice” – Miranda Lambert
Andie: “Die A Happy Man” – This is a tough category! I think “Die A Happy Man” will get the win.
Crockett: “Die A Happy Man” – I loved, loved, LOVED all these songs – I think TR takes it home!
Frank: “Humble and Kind” – It has to be…..right?
Razz: “Humble and Kind”
XTU NATION: “Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
To see a full list of nominees click here.
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