One of the biggest nights for country music, and Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton will co-host the broadcast. Along with the prestigious awards to be handed out, there will be amazing performances from some of the biggest and best country music artists out there - Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, and more.
The Band Perry will open the show (which will be phenomenal), and Shakira will perform her new duet with Blake Shelton (looking forward to that one).
Though I look mostly forward to the great performances, the awards are kind of special too. So, here are my predictions for the some of the awards to be presented. You should know that this year, the New Female, New Male, and New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year awards have be consolidated into a single award: New Artist of the Year.
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Nominated: Luke Bryan - Miranda Lambert - Blake Shelton - George Strait - Taylor Swift
Predicted Winner: Luke Bryan
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Nominated: Jason Aldean - Lee Brice - Luke Bryan - Blake Shelton - Keith Urban
Predicted Winner: Blake Shelton
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Nominated: Sheryl Crow - Miranda Lambert - Kacey Musgraves - Taylor Swift - Carrie Underwood
Predicted Winner: Kacey Musgraves (Should Win: Carrie Underwood)
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Nominated: Big & Rich - Dan & Shay - Florida Georgia Line - Love & Theft - Thompson Square
Predicted Winner: Florida Georgia Line
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Nominated: Eli Young Band - Lady Antebellum - Little Big Town - The Band Perry - Zac Brown Band
Predicted Winner: Little Big Town (Should Win: The Band Perry)
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Nominated: Brett Eldredge - Justin Moore - Kip Moore
Predicted Winner: Kip Moore
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Nominated: Blake Shelton "Based on a True Story..." - Luke Bryan "Crash My Party" - Florida Georgia Line "Here's to the Good Times" - Kacey Musgraves "Same Trailer, Different Park" - Tim McGraw "Two Lanes of Freedom"
Predicted Winner: Kacey Musgraves "Same Trailer, Different Park"
Tune in tonight at 8/7c on CBS for on of the most entertaining and exciting nights in country music!