Another awards show, another blog post!
Predicted: Taylor Swift
Won: Taylor Swift
It's a shame this is a fan voted award now because I think that detracts from the fact that Swift legitimately deserved this award. I felt pretty good about her chances early this afternoon when "TaylorSwiftACMs" was trending on Twitter.
Predicted: Blake Shelton
Won: Brad Paisley
I honestly didn't have a strong feeling on this one. I rolled the dice on the basis that I've been told Shelton had a terrific 2010.
Top Female Vocalist of the Year
Predicted: Miranda Lambert
Won: Miranda Lambert
I didn't even hesitate when it came time to make this prediction. Ran had a career year riding high on Revolution and "The House That Built Me."
Brooks & Dunn are dead; long live Sugarland. Or something.
Top Vocal Group of the Year
Predicted: Zac Brown Band
Won: Lady Antebellum
Maybe next year I'll wait until after the Grammy's are handed out before casting my predictions. It was my understanding that the country music community had fallen entirely in love with Zac Brown Band.
Top New Solo Vocalist of the Year
Predicted: Easton Corbin
Predicted: The Band Perry
Won: The Band Perry
Strangely enough, it appears that only a Top New Artist award was presented, to The Band Perry. Not sure what happened with Top New Solo Vocalist.
Album of the Year
Predicted: Up on the Ridge, Dierks Bentley (Produced by Jon Randall Stewart; Capitol Records Nashville)
Won: Need You Now, Lady Antebellum (Produced by Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley; Capitol Records Nashville)
In truth I'm not surprised by this win, especially in light of its dominance at this year's Grammy Awards.
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Single Record of the Year
Predicted: "The House That Built Me," Miranda Lambert (Produced by Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke; Columbia Nashville)
Won: "The House That Built Me," Miranda Lambert (Produced by Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke; Columbia Nashville)
Song of the Year
Video of the Year
I predicted that "The House That Built Me" would go 3-for-3 with Single, Song and Video, and sho' nuff, that's exactly what happened. That song dominated 2010, and its video was perfect.
Vocal Event of the Year
"As She's Walking Away," Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson