CMA Award Predictions: Who Will Win?

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Miranda Lambert's nine CMA nominations are a clear indication they loved her latest platinum album, "Revolution." The often-fiery singer/songwriter showed some people a more delicate side of herself with the career-making song "The House That Built Me" on this album, and even the members of Lady Antebellum have said they think she deserves to win this category.

Single of the Year: "A Little More Country Than That" --Easton Corbin, "Hillbilly Bone" -- Blake Shelton/Trace Adkins, "Need You Now" -- Lady Antebellum, "The House That Built Me" --Miranda Lambert, "White Liar" --Miranda Lambert

Who Should Win?:

Single of the Year is meant to honor both the production and more of the commercial aspects of a song's success. While Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me" bumped her career up to a new level, Lady Antebellum took country music around the world and back onto pop stations with their crossover hit "Need You Now."

Who Will Win?:

Lady Antebellum pretty much has a lock on this category, though Lambert could pull out an upset with "The House That Built Me."

Song of the Year?: "A Little More Country Than That" -- Easton Corbin, "Need You Now" -- Lady Antebellum, "The House That Built Me" --Miranda Lambert, "Toes" -- Zac Brown Band, "White Liar" --Miranda Lambert

Who Should Win?:

CMA voters typically honor a song with meaty, meaningful lyrics in the Song of the Year category, and no tune tugged at the heartstrings like "The House That Built Me" this year.

Who Will Win?:

Look for "The House That Built Me" songwriters Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin accepting this trophy onstage Wednesday night.

Video of the Year: "Hillbilly Bone" -- Blake Shelton/Trace Adkins, "Need You Now" -- Lady Antebellum, "The House That Built Me" -- Miranda Lambert, "Water" --Brad Paisley, "White Liar" -- Miranda Lambert

Who Should Win?:

Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins are known as two of country music's funniest guys, and they showed off their comedic chops in the video for "Hillbilly Bone." Shelton's fiancé Miranda Lambert also tickled a few funny bones with her look at a wedding gone awry in the "White Liar" clip.

Who Will Win?:

Brad Paisley is a three-time winner in this category, and he's a favorite to take it a fourth time for his high-concept "Water" video. The clip incorporated videos from fans and also inspired the theme for his highly successful H20 World Tour.

Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn, Joey & Rory, Montgomery Gentry, Steel Magnolia, Sugarland

Who Should Win?:

Brooks & Dunn said adios to fans with their Last Rodeo tour this year, and CMA voters may give the Vocal Duo trophy to them a record 15th time as a pat on the back for such an impressive career. This will most likely be the last time Brooks & Dunn ever appear in this category.

Who Will Win?:

Sugarland has taken this category the last three years in a row, and they're now riding high with a hit song "Stuck Like Glue" and a brand-new number one album "The Incredible Machine." The CMA seems to be honoring acts it believes are actively shaping the future of country music this year, so look for Sugarland to triumph over Brooks & Dunn.

Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Zac Brown Band

Who Should Win?:

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