Best of 2016 Winners

Best of 2016 Winners

Since I’ve really had no one else vote, here are the winners of the Best of 2016.

Best Male Artist : Eric Church…Church literally released two of the best mainstream singles this year in “Record Year” and “Kill a Word”. His album was released November last year, but it’s impact was mostly felt this year. This is well deserved for Church because nobody has had a more positive impact on the mainstream this year.

Best Female Artist : Lori McKenna. ..McKenna had a banner year, having Humble and Kind go number 1 on the charts ( first solo written song to go number one in awhile) not to mention a great album with “The Bird and the Riffle”

Best Album : Miranda Lambert, “The Weight of These Wings”…A wonderful and rewarding listen, Miranda’s best album ever. Contrast this mature look at her with Blake Sheltons bs..enough said.

Best Duo or Group : Brothers Osborne… It was a big shock to everyone to see the Brothers win CMA vocal duo, including themselves. One of the most humble award acceptance speeches of recent years, and after a 4 year run FGL was finally robbed of the award. Kudos to the CMA for actually recognizing exellence, not bs.

Best Video : Chris Stapleton “Fire Away“…Without question not only the best of the year, probably the best in the last decade. Perfect video for a perfect song.

Thank you to those of you who voted!…coming up is my list of the top 20 singles of 2016

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Best of 2016

Best of 2016

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