2017 CMA Awards: Winners Vs. Predictions

2017 CMA Awards - King Says 2017As expected, last night’s CMA Awards were filled with magical, heartfelt, special, and uplifting moments. We can’t go through the whole night because too much happened, but we must mention that opening number when pretty much every star there came together to sing Hootie and the Blowfish’s ‘Hold My Hand,’ Queen Carrie Underwood’s show-stopping ‘Softly and Tenderly,’ and of course Thomas Rhett’s spectacular performance of ‘Unforgettable.’

Here are the winners vs my predictions made back in September.

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks – Predicted. WINNER!

King Luke Bryan – Hoped.
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Queen Miranda Lambert – Predicted. WINNER!
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Queen Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett – Hoped.
Chris Stapleton – WINNER!
Keith Urban

Album of the Year
Little Big Town – ‘The Breaker’
Chris Stapleton – ‘From A Room: Vol. 1’ – WINNER!
Lady Antebellum – ‘Heart Break’
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – ‘The Nashville Sound’
Queen Miranda Lambert – ‘The Weight of These Wings’ – Predicted.

New Artist of the Year
Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Brett Young
Jon Pardi – Hoped. WINNER!
Lauren Alaina – Predicted.

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter)
‘Better Man’ by Little Big Town – Hoped. Queen Taylor Swift, WINNER!

‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’ by Keith Urban – Predicted.
‘Body Like a Back Road’ by Sam Hunt
‘Dirt on My Boots’ by Jon Pardi
Tin Man’ by Queen Miranda Lambert

Single of the Year
‘Better Man’ by Little Big Town
‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’ by Keith Urban – Predicted. WINNER!
‘Body Like a Back Road’ by Sam Hunt
‘Dirt on My Boots’ by Jon Pardi
‘Tin Man’ by Queen Miranda Lambert

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum – Hoped.
Little Big Town – Predicted. WINNER!
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line – Predicted.
Maddie & Tae
Brothers Osborne – Hoped. WINNER!

Musical Event of the Year
Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris – ‘Craving You’
Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson – ‘Funny How Time Slips Away’ – WINNER!
Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens – ‘Kill a Word’
Kenny Chesney with Pink – ‘Settin’ the World on Fire’
King Tim McGraw and Queen Faith Hill – ‘Speak to a Girl’ – Hoped.

Music Video of the Year
Little Big Town – ‘Better Man’
Keith Urban – ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’
Thomas Rhett ft. Maren Morris – ‘Craving You’ – Hoped. Predicted.
Queen Miranda Lambert – ‘Vice’
Brothers Osborne – ‘It Ain’t My Fault’ – WINNER!

As you can see, I got it pretty right, which means they got it pretty right too. Already looking forward to next year!