>WATCH THE 49TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS AIRING FROM LAS VEGAS APRIL 6 AT 8 P.M. ET/PT ON CBS.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
With her Grammy-winning breakout Same Trailer Different Park, Kacey Musgraves rules over a good-ol’-boys’ club.
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Boasting the biggest-selling country album of 2013 (Crash My Party), Luke Bryan should chest-thump over Blake Shelton.
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Can anybody stop Miranda Lambert from winning this award for the fifth year in a row? Simply put, she owns it.
SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
I’m pulling for Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart,” but “Cruise” (by Florida Georgia Line) will ride away with this.
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Don’t expect George Strait to repeat his surprise CMA victory. This is another toss-up between cohosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan. Since Luke won it last year, it’s Blake’s turn.