It's the most wonderful time of the year....

No, not the fact that the holidays start next week, it's CMA szn! The 2018 CMAs are back tonight at 8pm on ABC. We think we have a pretty good idea who's got the best shot at taking home some of these beloved titles.

Read below for our most educated guesses.


  • 1

    Entertainer Of The Year

    Winner Prediction: Jason Aldean

    We're predicting Jason Aldean since he's had such a stellar 2018. With the birth of his son in late 2017, the release of his new album 'Rearview Town' in April, and his 2018, he's got all the ingredients.

    We'll see if he pulls through.

  • 2

    Male Vocalist of the Year

    Winner Prediction: Chris Stapleton

    Chris Stapleton's new album is bar-none. His sound stands alone. If not Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett will probably walk with the trophy.

  • 3

    Female Vocalist Of The Year

    Winner Prediction: Carrie Underwood

    The obvious choice is our girl Carrie, but Jahna Michal thinks Maren Morris should win since she's had hit after hit. Do you agree?

  • 4

    Vocal Group Of The Year

    Winner Prediction: Old Dominion

    You couldn't go one week without an update on Old Dominion this year. They had an epic tour, some awesome music, and some hilarious social media threads. They're definitely gunning for the top spot.

  • 5

    Vocal Duo of the Year

    Winner Prediction: Dan + Shay

    You can't deny all the success Dan + Shay had this year. Not to mention, they're song 'Tequila' was basically the anthem of the summer.

  • 6

    New Artist of the Year

    Winner Prediction: Luke Combs

    Another fan favorite, Luke Combs, will most likely walk with the New Artist of the Year title. He's such a breath of fresh air. There aren't many out there that don't like Luke.

  • 7

    Album of the Year

    Winner Prediction: Life Changes by Thomas Rhett

    It's either going to be Thomas Rhett's album or Chris Stapleton's From a Room: Volume 2. It's a toss up between these two for Male Vocalist, too.

  • 8

    Single Of The Year

    Winner Prediction: Tequila by Dan + Shay

    Dan + Shay's 'Tequila' was so big, it even crossed over into the pop scene.

  • 9

    Song of the Year

    Winner Prediction: Drunk Girl

    Chris Janson's 'Drunk Girl' has a great shot at Song of the Year. Those lyrics, though... I mean, how do you not tear up?

  • 10

    Musical Event of the Year

    Winner Prediction: "Drowns The Whiskey"

    Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert's "Drowns The Whiskey" was , hands down, the best collab of the year. It's true country, through and through.

  • 11

    Music Video of the Year

    Winner Prediction: Cry Pretty

    Carrie Underwood's "Cry Pretty" is a tribute to her struggle after her fall. It's super emotional and a beautiful demonstration of learning to love the skin you're in.

  • 12

    Musician of the Year

    Winner Predictions: Derek Wells

    Derek Wells had a busy 2018! His work includes playing guitar for Dan + Shay, Kenny Chesney, Kid Rock, Jordan Davis, and Scotty McCreery (to name a few)!

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