Music's Biggest Night -- the 2018 Grammy Awards -- is just around the corner, which means it's time to think about who might take home trophies this year. The Boot's readers and staff have made their winners predictions.

The 2018 Grammys will feature nine country-, Americana-, bluegrass- and folk-specific categories, as well as a few other-genre categories in which country artists are competing. Below, find out who The Boot's readers think will take home each award at the big show, and how their predictions compare to our staff's guesses. We'll update this post with the real winners as they are announced, as a fun comparison.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will take place in New York City on Sunday (Jan. 28). The Late Late Show host James Corden will host the televised ceremony, which will begin at 7:30PM ET on CBS; the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony will begin at 3PM ET and be available to stream online.

The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about country winners, fashion and moments at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to for the latest Grammys headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.

2018 Grammy Awards Predictions: The Boot Readers vs. Staff

Best Country Album

Readers: Cosmic Hallelujah, Kenny Chesney
Staff: From A Room: Volume 1, Chris Stapleton
Winner: From A Room: Volume 1, Chris Stapleton

Best Country Song (Awarded to Songwriters)

Readers: "Tin Man," Miranda Lambert
Staff: "Drinkin' Problem," Midland
Winner: "Broken Halos," Chris Stapleton

Best Country Solo Performance

Readers: "Tin Man," Miranda Lambert
Staff: "Body Like a Back Road," Sam Hunt
Winner: "Either Way," Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo / Group Performance

Readers: "It Ain't My Fault," Brothers Osborne
Staff: "Better Man," Little Big Town
Winner: "Better Man," Little Big Town

Best Americana Album

Readers: Brand New Day, The Mavericks
Staff: The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Winner: The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Best American Roots Song (Awarded to Songwriters)

Readers: "I Wish You Well," The Mavericks
Staff: "It Ain't Over Yet," Rodney Crowell Feat. Rosanne Cash and John Paul White
Winner: "If We Were Vampires," Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Best American Roots Performance

Readers: "I Never Cared for You," Alison Krauss
Staff: "Arkansas Farmboy," Glen Campbell
Winner: "Killer Diller Blues," Alabama Shakes

Best Bluegrass Album

Readers: Laws of Gravity, The Infamous Stringdusters
Staff: Universal Favorite, Noam Pikelny
Winner: Laws of Gravity, The Infamous Stringdusters AND In Concert Volume 1 [Live], Rhonda Vincent and the Rage

Best Folk Album

Readers: The Laughing Apple, Yusuf / Cat Stevens
Staff: You Don't Own Me Anymore, Secret Sisters
Winner: Mental Illness, Aimee Mann

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