2015 Taste of Country Awards Standings: Luke Bryan, George Strait + Carrie Underwood’s Baby Bump Lead
One week remains for fans to decide the best song, best album and top artist of 2014. The Taste of Country Awards end on Feb. 2, and if voting ended today, the honors would be spread amongst nine artists. That's pretty good -- and unusual -- considering there are just nine categories to vote for.
Luke Bryan could be the one to take two wins, but he'll need to catch George Strait to do it. Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Sam Hunt are also doing well, but if 2015 follows last year's pattern, the bulk of the voting is still to come. Check out all nine categories below before placing your votes. You can vote up to once an hour for your favorite artist, song, album or video.
Artist of the Year: With one week left to vote, Luke Bryan is the artist to catch, nabbing over 28 percent of the total vote thus far. Blake Shelton is in second, followed closely by Brantley Gilbert. Garth Brooks and Miranda Lambert have also put up a strong showing thus far.
Song of the Year: Even though Tim McGraw has been promoting his nomination in this category, songs from Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Lee Brice are hanging close. Truly, six of the seven nominees are within striking distance.
Album of the Year: Hunter Hayes and ‘Storyline’ have 32 percent of the vote right now, but Brantley Gilbert’s ‘Just as I Am’ and Miranda Lambert’s ‘Platinum’ aren’t far behind.
Picture of the Year: Four of the seven nominees have gathered significant vote totals, with Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean battling for the lead. This is one of the closest categories. Underwood’s pregnancy reveal is barely edging out Aldean’s George Strait selfie, but the final week of voting could change that quickly.
Video of the Year: Perhaps a close battle between Scotty McCreery and Danielle Bradbery could have been predicted, as their respective two videos dominated the ToC Top 10 in 2014. Right now, ‘Young in America’ has a very big lead.
Best Dressed: The Band Perry have been enthusiastically stumping for Reid to win this award, and it’s working. With nearly 47 percent of the vote, he’s running away from second place nominee Carrie Underwood. Miranda Lambert (eight percent) is a distant third.
Live Act of the Year: After taking an early lead, Luke Bryan watched George Strait fans race by his to run away with the Live Act award. It’s not over yet. In fact, bigger leads have been overcome before. Currently, Strait has three times as many votes as Bryan.
New Artist of the Year: The CMA Award winner in this category is a distant second to Sam Hunt right now, although Brett Eldredge is close enough to stage a comeback. Cole Swindell and Maddie & Tae are also doing well.