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CMA Awards, Danny and Sean Make Their Picks

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Tonight is Country Music’s Biggest Night. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will once again take center stage in Nashville as co-hosts of the CMA Awards.  And, once again, it’s time for Danny Merrell and Sean Ericson from the Merrell in the Morning Show to make their picks of who they think will win. 

Entertainer of the Year

Taylor Swift
Jason Aldean
George Strait
Blake Shelton
Luke Bryan

Danny’s Pick – George Strait.  I really have doubts that he will win, but he’s too much of a sentimental favorite.  It would be like picking against the Lufkin Panthers or Nacogdoches Dragons in the home town newspaper…you just don’t do it.

Sean’s Pick – Luke Bryan.  You just can’t beat the shiny pants!

 

Male Vocalist of the Year

Blake Shelton
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Keith Urban
Eric Church

Danny’s Pick – Luke Bryan.  I still think Blake is strong here, but Luke is on fire!

Sean’s Pick – Luke Bryan.  Playing the odds and voting for shiny pants.

 

Female Vocalist of the Year

Taylor Swift
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Kacey Musgraves
Kelly Clarkson

Danny’s Pick – Miranda Lambert.  I just went with my knee-jerk reaction on this one.  When I started thinking more about it I became less sure, but what’s the old saying about first impressions?

Sean’s Pick – Do any of these nominees wear shiny pants? Oh well, Carrie Underwood.

 

Vocal Duo of the Year

Big & Rich
Thompson Square
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Sugarland
The Civil Wars

Danny’s Pick – Florida Georgia Line…I think this one’s a no-brainer.

Sean’s Pick – The chrome in the console guys…can’t pick against a band that’s packing heat – FGL.

 

New Artist of the Year

Florida Georgia Line
Lee Brice
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves
Brett Eldredge

Danny’s Pick – Florida Georgia Line.  Millions and millions of downloads of Cruise can’t be wrong.

Sean’s Pick – Kacey Musgraves. Too cute to fail…grrrrrr.

 

Vocal Group of the Year

Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Danny’s Pick – The Band Perry.  Mainly because my five-sided coin came up heads.

Sean’s Pick – Eli Young Band.  Because Texas should always win!

 

Album of the Year

Blake Shelton, Based on a True Story
Carrie Underwood, Blown Away
Taylor Swift, Red
Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer, Different Park
Little Big Town, Tornado

Danny’s Pick – Blake Shelton.  He’s got to win one of the major categories.

Sean’s Pick – Not this one, Danny.  Carrie Underwood, Blown Away.

 

Single of the Year

Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”
Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”
Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go ‘Round”
Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”

Danny’s Pick – Cruise.  One word titles don’t take up as much room on the trophy therefore saving money on the engraving costs.

Sean’s Pick – Wagon Wheel. You can always tell the single of the year because it’s the song you’re most tired of.

 

Song of the Year

Lee Brice, “I Drive Your Truck”
Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go ‘Round”
Little Big Town, “Pontoon”
Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”

Danny’s Pick – Merry Go Round…Sean told me to.

Sean’s Pick – Merry Go Round. Yay Texas!

 

What one crazy thing do you think will happen on tonight’s CMA Awards show?

Danny – Brad Paisley will introduce his latest song which just happens to be a salute to ObamaCare.  It’s titled ‘Waitin’ on a Website’.

Sean – Kacey Musgraves will be the big story of the evening. Not because of trophies, but because of pants. Kacey steals Luke Bryan’s shiny pants during a costume change, realizing they are too small for her, she throws them from the Banita Creek Hall stage on November 22nd.

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