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Did Our Predictions Match?

In Best Practices, Industry News, Music, Music Business, nashville, People that Rock on November 12, 2009 at 2:23 am

taylorThe night has come and gone and the 43rd Annual CMA Awards went off without a hitch.  This week the readers of the Nashville Music Buzz have been voting all week and making their opinions known.  How did our votes compare to the actual?  (the bullet percentages show what we here at the blog thought)

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Taylor Swift

  • Taylor Swift 29%

bradMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Brad Paisley

  • Brad Paisley 29%

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Taylor Swift

  • Carrie Underwood 38%

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Fearless
Taylor Swift
Produced by Nathan Chapman and Taylor Swift
Big Machine Records

  • Fearless – Taylor Swift; Nathan Chapman and Taylor Swift 43%

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Sugarland

  • Sugarland 43%

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Darius Rucker

  • Zac Brown Band 45%

lady aVOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum

  • Lady Antebellum 57%

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

(award goes to artist and producer)
“I Run To You”
Lady Antebellum
Produced by Victoria Shaw and Paul Worley
Capitol Records Nashville

  • “Chicken Fried” – Zac Brown Band; Keith Stegall 33%
  • “People Are Crazy” – Billy Currington; Carson Chamberlin and Billy Currington 33%

SONG OF THE YEAR

(award goes to songwriter(s))
“In Color”
Jamey Johnson/Lee Thomas Miller/James Otto

  • “In Color” Songwriters: Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller and James Otto 24%
  • “Then” Songwriters: Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois and Ashley Gorley 24%

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

(award goes to each artist)
“Start A Band”
Brad Paisley (duet with Keith Urban)
Arista Nashville

  • “I Told You So” – Carrie Underwood featuring Randy Travis 40%

love storyMUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

(award goes to artist and director)
“Love Story”
Taylor Swift
Directed by Trey Fanjoy

  • “Boots On” – Randy Houser; Director: Eric Welch 40%
  • “Love Story” – Taylor Swift Director: Trey Fanjoy 40%

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Mac McAnally – Guitar

  • Mac McAnally – guitar 39%

We predicted 6 accurately, 2 tied predictions, and 4 upsets (as far as our voters are concerned).  What are your friends saying today?  Are people being really for or against any winner?  Please leave your comments below.  The discussion that continues now in the fall out leads to greater discovery as to why people like certain kinds of music, performances, personalities, and actions.  Here are a few poles to make the discussion a little easier.

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