POLL: Who Should Win Single of the Year at the 2018 CMA Awards?
The 2018 CMA Awards will take place on Nov. 14, but before the all-star party at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena for the 52nd annual event, The Boot wants to know who our readers think will go home with the awards in each of the show's 12 categories. We've rounded up the details on all of the nominees, from Musician of the Year to Entertainer of the Year, and we want your input.
Single of the Year is a category awarded to the artist(s), producer(s) and mix engineer(s) of the winning song. Keith Urban took home the award last year, for his hit "Blue Ain't Your Color;" 2018's candidates include some first-time CMA nominees and some veterans.
Chris Stapleton is in the running in this category for his bittersweet hit "Broken Halos," produced by the legendary Dave Cobb and Stapleton and mix engineer Vance Powell. Rising trio Midland say their nomination, for the single "Drinkin' Problem," caught them off guard, but with producers Dann Huff, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne and mix engineer Justin Niebank on board, we're not a bit surprised.
Jason Aldean's hit single "Drowns the Whiskey," featuring Miranda Lambert, was produced by Michael Knox with mix engineer Jeff Braun. The powerful collaboration is in the running for Musical Event of the Year, as is another duet, "Meant to Be," by Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha. Produced by Willshire with mix engineer Serban Ghenea, the hit broke all kinds of chart records. Produced by Scott Hendricks and Dan Smyers with mix engineer Jeff Juliano, "Tequila," by Vocal Duo of the Year nominees Dan + Shay is the final chart-climbing hit that is in the running this year for Song of the Year.
Who do you think should win Single of the Year at the 2018 CMA Awards? Vote in the poll below through the end of the day on Nov. 11. The Boot will use the answers in our readers vs. staff predictions a few days prior to the ceremony.
The 2018 CMA Awards will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 14. The show is scheduled to begin at 8PM ET on ABC, with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood returning as co-hosts for an 11th year.
The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about winners, fashion and moments at the 2018 CMA Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to TheBoot.com for the latest CMAs headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.
Top 10 CMA Awards Moments
Unforgettable CMA Awards Controversies