First off we have the biggest early favourite, of course Taylor Swift’s 1989. It’s crazy to think back to 2 years ago when I was saying the exact same thing about her Red album, which looked like the obvious choice for this award in 2014.
Releases performed by Sam Hunt and Little Big Town will be nominated and will probably win all 4 of these categories between them, with just Country Album that they might miss out on on the night. Girl Crush and Take Your Time have been such huge hits that I’ll be baffled if a different song picks up the Best Country Song award.
Kicking things off we have probably the toughest category of the year, Best New Artist. Unlike the other big 3 categories, which feature countless potential nominees, Best New Artist is usually difficult to find 5 definite picks.
Over halfway through the eligibility period for the Grammy Awards 2016 I thought it was finally time to do some early nomination predictions.