By Radio.com Employees
Award exhibits: who doesn’t love them? The one-off performances, the emotional speeches, the impromptu moments, the pink carpet trend. And naturally, within the weeks main as much as the occasion, there’s all the time the enjoyable of predicting who will win, and who ought to win.
We determined to hit up our pals at Radio.com affiliate The Bull in Houston, and we requested their morning workforce — George, Mo, and Cowboy Dave aka “The Morning Bull” — to offer their particular person takes on the large classes on this yr’s Academy of Nation Music Awards. Over the course of the subsequent few weeks, they’ll give their opinions on the ACMs most essential awards in a particular 5-episode restricted podcast collection. Within the first episode, they mentioned Single of the Yr, Track of the Yr and Album of the Yr.
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“How does the Maren Morris/Miranda Lambert factor play out?” requested George about two of the dominant figures on this yr’s listing of nominees. Lambert is the beloved veteran with 23 profession ACM wins — and she or he’s nonetheless on the peak of her profession — and Morris is nation music’s “rookie of the yr.” The women are up towards one another in two of the three classes mentioned on this week’s episode.
For Single of the Yr, the nominees are Morris’ “My Church,” Lambert’s “Vice,” Keith City’s “Blue Ain’t Your Colour,” Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.” and Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Sort.”
“As a person, individuals take a look at you bizarre in case you inform them you want Florida Georgia Line,” George stated when discussing “H.O.L.Y.” However he admitted: “I actually favored this track… and I didn’t need to like this track.” Nevertheless, Maren Morris, who lately gained a GRAMMY for “My Church,” appears to have the momentum right here, a minimum of based on our specialists. “How might you not love the story she advised about being throughout the road on the bar [at last year’s ACMs] and this yr she’s within the award present?” “I want she would win,” Mo stated, “And I feel she will win.” However Lambert’s “Vice” — a reasonably uncooked track about her life following her very public divorce is a robust contender as properly.
The Music of the Yr nominees are Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey and Steven Lee Olsen for Keith City’s “Blue Ain’t Your Shade”; Joe Spargur, Sean Douglas and Thomas Rhett for Rhett’s personal “Die a Completely happy Man”; Lori McKenna for Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Type”;…