Picks and Pans Review: 2008 CMA Award Picks
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
* Kenny Chesney
Bet on Chesney to lasso his third in a row (and fourth overall) in this category.
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
The American Idol has more chops than Swift and more clout than Lambert.
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
* Brad Paisley
It's a toss-up with Jackson and Urban, but smells like Paisley, last year's winner, will repeat.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride
Brooks & Dunn, Cowboy Town
* Alan Jackson, Good Time
Kenny Chesney, Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates
George Strait, Troubadour
In a battle of vets, Jackson edges Strait.