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Preds Make CMA Awards Predictions

Players Make Their Picks for Entertainer, Single and Album of the Year

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Country music's biggest night is here, and it all happens at the home of the Nashville Predators.

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

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