By Chuck Arnold Melody Chiu
November 15, 2010 12:00 PM

>ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Brad Paisley Despite 13 CMA trophies, he’s never won in this category, and this feels like his year.

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Miranda Lambert It’s hard to bet against the top nominee (nine nods). Plus the girl really can sing! Second pick: Carrie Underwood.

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Brad Paisley Yes, he’s won three years in a row. No, there isn’t a reason to see the streak stopping.

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum Although Zac Brown Band is coming off a best new artist Grammy, Lady A can’t miss.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Miranda Lambert, Revolution A critical and commercial triumph gets the edge.

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