Monday, November 06, 2006

CMA Predictions

The CMA Awards are tonight. This is my predition for winners. Let's see how close I am :)
~Heidi

Entertainer of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Rascal Flatts
Keith Urban
Who I Think Will Win: Kenny Chesney
Who I Want to Win: Kenny Chesney
Comments: Keith has won this for the past two years but he wasn't on a major tour like Kenny so his chances aren't as strong


Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Evans
Faith Hill
Martina McBride
Carrie Underwood
Gretchen Wilson
Who I Think Will Win: Faith Hill
Who I Want to Win: Faith Hill
Comments: This one is really hard to say. Any of these women could take it. I don't think Carrie's been around long enough though and Faith is the only one who released an album and went on a major tour this year.


Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Kenny Chesney
Alan Jackson
Brad Paisley
Keith Urban
Who I Think Will Win: Ketih Urban
Who I Want to Win: Anybody but Keith Urban :D
Comments: I would be happy for any of them.


Horizon Award
Miranda Lambert
Little Big Town
Sugarland
Josh Turner
Carrie Underwood
Who I Think Will Win: Carrie Underwood
Who I Want to Win: Carrie Underwood
Comments: I have a problem with "Horizon Awards" being given to people that have already released two albums. I think it should be for newbies (and yes I know that Dierks won last year after the release of MDD. I still stand by my statement though. As for who I want to win, I vote for Carrie, Miranda or Josh.


Vocal Group of the Year
Alison Krauss + Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas
Little Big Town
Lonestar
Rascal Flatts
Sugarland
Who I Think Will Win: Rascal Flatts
Who I Want to Win: Lonestar
Comment: Alison et al have won the Grammy in this category many times. It's hard to say if the CMA will vote for them. Point of interest, Sugarland is technically a duo but they are listed under Group!


Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Brooks & Dunn
Montgomery Gentry
Van Zant
The Wreckers
Who I Think Will Win: Brooks & Dunn
Who I Want to Win: The Wreckers
Comment: I would love to see a female duo take this category. As much as I like B&D I think it's time for someone else to win. It just gets embarrasing after awhile.


Single of the Year
(Award goes to artist and producer)
“Believe”
Brooks & Dunn
Produced by Tony Brown/Kix Brooks/ Ronnie Dunn
Arista Nashville

“Better Life”
Keith Urban
Produced by Dann Huff/Keith Urban
Capitol Records Nashville

"Jesus Take The Wheel”
Carrie Underwood
Produced by Mark Bright
Arista Nashville

“Summertime”
Kenny Chesney
Produced by Buddy Cannon/Kenny Chesney
BNA Records

“When I Get Where I’m Going”
Brad Paisley (Featuring Dolly Parton)
Produced by Frank Rogers/Chris DuBois
Arista Nashville

Who I Think Will Win: Jesus Take the Wheel
Who I Want to Win: Jesus Take the Wheel
Comments: Note there is a difference between "Single of the Year" and "Song of the Year" There is strong competition but I think Carrie's a sho-in for this category. "Jesus" stayed at number one for 5 or 6 weeks.


Musician of the Year
Eddie Bayers – Drums
Jerry Douglas – Dobro
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Brent Mason – Guitar/Electric Guitar
Randy Scruggs – Guitar
Who I Think Will Win: Jerry Douglas
Who I Want to Win: I don't really care. I don't have any afinity to any of these people. I'd like to know why there are six nominees in this category and only five in the others though.


Album of the Year
(Award goes to artist and producer)

Hillbilly Deluxe
Brooks & Dunn
Produced by Ronnie Dunn/Kix Brooks/Mark Wright/Tom Shapiro/Tony Brown/Bob DiPiero
Arista Nashville

Me And My Gang
Rascal Flatts
Produced by Dann Huff/Rascal Flatts
Lyric Street Records

Precious Memories
Alan Jackson
Produced by Keith Stegall Arista
Nashville

The Road And The Radio
Kenny Chesney
Produced by Buddy Cannon/Kenny Chesney
BNA Records

Time Well Wasted
Brad Paisley
Produced by Chris DuBois/Frank Rogers
Arista Nashville
Who I Think Will Win: Me and My Gang
Who I Want to Win: Time Well Wasted
Comments: Brad was essentially shut out of the ACM's and I think he deserves this


Music Video of the Year

“8th of November”
Big & Rich
Directed by Robert Deaton/George J. Flanigen IV/Marc Oswald

“Believe”
Brooks & Dunn
Directed by Robert Deaton/George J. Flanigen IV

“Jesus Take The Wheel”
Carrie Underwood
Directed by Roman White

“Kerosene”
Miranda Lambert
Directed by Trey Fanjoy

“When I Get Where I’m Going”
Brad Paisley (Featuring Dolly Parton)
Directed by Jim Shea

Who I Think Will Win: Believe
Who I Want to Win: When I Get Where I'm Going


Musical Event of the Year

Brooks & Dunn
(Guest vocals by Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill)
“Building Bridges”
Arista Nashville

Faith Hill Featuring Tim McGraw
“Like We Never Loved At All”
Warner Bros. Records

Gretchen Wilson
(Featuring Merle Haggard)
“Politically Uncorrect”
Epic Records

Brad Paisley
(Featuring Dolly Parton)
“When I Get Where I’m Going”
Arista Nashville

Bon Jovi
(Duet with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland)
“Who Says You Can’t Go Home”
Island Records

Who I Think Will Win: Building Bridges
Who I Think Want to Win: When I Get Where I'm Going
Comments: This is a tough category. I'm voting for Brad because he's my favourite but it could go to anyone


Song of the Year
(Award goes to songwriter and primary publisher)

“8th of November”
Big Kenny/John Rich
Big Love Music/WB Music/Rich Texas Music

“Believe”
Craig Wiseman/Ronnie Dunn
Sony/ATV Tree/Showbilly Music/Big Loud Shirt

“Jesus Take The Wheel”
Hillary Lindsey/Brett James/Gordie Sampson
Dimensional Music of 1091/Raylene Music/Songs of Combustion Music

“Tonight I Wanna Cry”
Keith Urban/Monty Powell
Universal Music/Lanark Village Tunes/Guitar Monkey Music/Coburn Music

“When I Get Where I’m Going”
Rivers Rutherford/George Teren
Universal Music/Memphersfield Music/House of Full Circle Music

Who I Think Will Win: Believe
Who I Think Want to Win: When I Get Where I'm Going

3 comments:

Meredith said...

Why dont you like Keith Urban? Is it because you don't like his music or his personal life? I like him.....don't know that I could recognize a song:) But he's Australia and married to Nicole Kidman and he's gettig help for his problems.

agent713 said...

It's not that I don't like him, I just like others better. I've never really *gotten* what is so special about him. His long hair doesn't excite me like it does some people and his music style just doesn't catch my ear like others. I do have his "Be Here" CD and I listen to it and if he ever came back to Vancouver I'd probably try and see him live but I wouldn't drive to Everett/Seattle to see him like others.

His personal problems are his alone. I think he's done a really good job of keeping them out of the limelight. I think he's handling his current struggles quiet well too.

~Heidi

Meredith said...

Yay, Just wondering. Again, I really don'tknow him from a whole in the wall, except that he's Aussie and that's why I like him. This strange obligation to be fiercly loyal has rubbed off on me while I've been here. Aussies LOVE anyone Aussie.