Ok I’m going to lay out 4 nominees here for the Best Of 2016. Place your votes in the comments and we’ll have a winner by the end of the month.

Best Male Artist

Mark Chesnutt 

Eric Church

Cody Jinks

Sturgill Simpson 

Best Female Artist

Miranda Lambert 

Margo Price

Lori McKenna 

Carrie Underwood 

Best Album

Eric Church – Mr. Misunderstood 

Sturgill Simpson – A Sailors Guide To Earth

Miranda Lambert – The Weight of These Wings

Mark Chesnutt – Tradition Lives

Best Duo or Group 

Brothers Osborne 

Maddie and Tae

Confederate Railroad  (Had New CD)

Blackberry Smoke 

Best Video

Chris Stapleton – Fire Away

Jon Pardi – Head Over Boots

Eric Church – Mr Misunderstood 

Raelynn – Love Triangle

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3 thoughts on “Best of 2016

  1. Male Artist – Probably Church (released two of the best singles this year with “Record Year” and “Kill a Word”) or Chesnutt (equally one of the best albums this year).

    Female Artist – Lori McKenna – Her new album is great, and she’s a good artist and songwriter. She penned the amazing “Humble and Kind” and “Girl Crush”, two of my favorite mainstream songs ever.

    Album – Sturgill Simpson because it’s just an awesome country record. But Lambert’s album is great too.

    Duo or Group – Maddie & Tae

    Video – Head Over Boots – great 90’s-styled video and song! And catchy, too!

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  2. Great choices…true Church’s album was from the end of last year so it counts more for this year to me. So I have to disagree there. Chesnutt has shown he should still have as much success or more than his 90’s heyday, this was a exellent album. I would love to see him at least chart top 20 agian. It may be possible, never know the shift towards more traditional acceptance is there now.
    And I favor Miranda because her album is one of the best I’ve heard in a while.

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  3. Hmm, for male, either Chesnutt or Church.

    I love Jinks, but Chesnutt really delivered on his new album (and let’s face it, you don’t really expect anything “excellent” from an artist past their prime. They had their careers to do that).

    Church has delivered 2 quality singles in a row by now, so I’d like to see him win as well. Of course, also very happy with Cody Jinks.

    No comment on Sturgill.

    Female – Either Miranda or Lori since both of their albums (IMO) were excellent. Margo’s was good but not great IMO. I like Carrie too but she didn’t do much this year besides have a successful tour (although I don’t mean to diminish that success). Honestly happy with any of them winning though.

    Album –

    Of the nominees, Miranda. Chesnutt’s was pretty good but not as good as Miranda IMO and Eric’s isn’t even from this year, haha.

    Duo or Group –

    Blackberry Smoke

    Video –

    Chris Stapleton – “Fire Away”

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