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Nov 8, 2017

Country Music's Biggest Night is Here, All Happening in the Home of the Nashville Predators

Brooks Bratten

The 51st Annual Country Music Association Awards take place tonight at Bridgestone Arena and the genre’s top stars will all descend on downtown Nashville to celebrate the year that was in country music.

Naturally, a number of the Preds have become country music fans since arriving in the Music City, and a handful of players made a trio of picks as to who they’d choose to win in the categories of Entertainer of the Year, Single of the Year and Album of the Year.

Spoiler alert: Chris Stapleton has some fans in the Nashville room.

Craig Smith:
Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan
Single of the Year: “Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt
Album of the Year: From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton

Austin Watson:
Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Single of the Year: “Better Man” – Little Big Town
Album of the Year: From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton

Colton Sissons:
Entertainer of the Year: Chris Stapleton
Single of the Year: “Better Man” – Little Big Town
Album of the Year: From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton

P.K. Subban:
Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan
Single of the Year: “Tin Man” – Miranda Lambert
Album of the Year: The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert

Scott Hartnell:
Entertainer of the Year: Keith Urban
Single of the Year: “Dirt On My Boots” – Jon Pardi
Album of the Year: From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton

Ryan Johansen:
Entertainer of the Year: Chris Stapleton
Single of the Year: “Better Man” – Little Big Town
Album of the Year: From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton