Country music lovers like me are gearing up for the 49th annual CMA awards which will air this Wednesday night.  Twelve different awards will be giving out that night.

The awards range from "best new Artist' to the big one "Entertainer of the year".  All your favorite country music artists past and present will be on hand Wednesday night.  Reba with Brooks and Dunn, Hank Williams Jr, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean are all scheduled to perform along with so many artists.

Here is the full list of categories and nominees for this years CMA Awards. I am going highlight who I think will win the awards in each category.  My predictions will be in GREEN!

New Artist of the Year
Sam Hunt
Maddie & Tae
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Kelsea Ballerini

Album of the Year
Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason Aldean
Pageant Material, Kacey Musgraves
Pain Killer, Little Big Town
The Big Revival, Kenny Chesney
Traveller, Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack
Kelsea Ballerini

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan 
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Chris Stapleton

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

Single of the Year
"American Kids" Kenny Chesney
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town
"I Don't Dance," Lee Brice
"Take Your Time," Sam Hunt
"Talladega," Eric Church

Music Video of the Year
"Biscuits," Kacey Musgraves
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town
"Girl In A Country Song," Maddie & Tae
"Little Red Wagon," Miranda Lambert
"Something In The Water," Carrie Underwood

Song of the Year
"American Kids," Kenny Chesney
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town
"Like A Cowboy," Randy Houser
"Like A Wrecking Ball," Eric Church
"Take Your Time," Sam Hunt

Musical Event of the Year
Django and Jimmie, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
"Lonely Tonight," Blake Shelton & Ashley Monroe
"Raise 'Em Up," Keith Urban & Eric Church
"Smokin' And Drinkin'," Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town
"Wild Child," Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush, Mandolin
Jerry Douglas, Dobro
Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
Dann Huff, Guitar
Mac McAnally, Guitar

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Thompson Square

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

Source: Billboard

Some of my predictions you may not agree with but some we might be together on.  The reason I picked Garth Brooks for "Entertainer of the year" is because first I went and saw him in Houston and he put on one heck of a show.

Plus, the man has been selling out 8 shows in each city he visits and doing two shows a night!  I didn't see anyone else doing that this year!

The CMA awards will air this Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. Central time on ABC.