Five 2013 Grammy Awards Predictions
The 2013 Grammy Awards are this Sunday (Feb. 10), and country music is sure to be well-represented, both performing and presenting. There are guaranteed to be surprises and mishaps (anyone remember Jason Aldean's microphone issues last year?), but there are five things you can absolutely count on. Sort of. We think. Here are our predictions for the 2013 Grammys, which air on CBS at 8PM ET.
Rumor has it that Zac Brown was planning an outfit that exposed his "buttock crack" but decided to change direction after reading CBS's memo. OK, not really, but seriously? Who was the out-of-touch lawyer that wrote that? The raciest of outfits on a CMA Awards red carpet rarely reveal more than cleavage, and while Taylor Swift has been especially daring recently, there's nothing from Nashville that censors are concerned about.
Hunter Hayes. The newcomer may not win either of the awards he's nominated for -- in fact, it's difficult to find a way he tops Miranda Lambert or Jamey Johnson for Best Country Album, or one of the more pop-friendly acts for Best New Artist. But his performance slot will show America what a future star this young man is. There's potential for him to be as big as Taylor Swift, and he'll show us why on Sunday.
Blake Shelton. 'Over' is not the best or most commercially successful of the six nominees in this category, but the singer is especially hot right now. The Grammys tend to be less about popularity than other awards shows, but Shelton's high-profile side job will earn him votes.
Miranda Lambert. She was nominated for 'Revolution' in 2011, but lost to Lady Antebellum and 'Need You Now.' Interestingly, Jamey Johnson and Zac Brown Band were also nominated in the same category that year, same as they are in 2013. 'Four the Record' is an even more complete project, however, and Lambert is most deserving.
Eric Church. Although, we're not putting money on it. This category is wide open. Ronnie Dunn could even steal the award with 'Cost of Livin',' as his performance is also deserving of the honor. So is Alan Jackson's 'So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore.' We're going with the song that ranked highest on our Top Songs of 2012 list for the win.