Musically, Blake Shelton released the best album of his career in July 2011. 'Red River Blue' is packed with emotion and familiar Shelton humor. He's also covering national magazines thanks to his high-profile stint on 'The Voice,' as well as helping Miranda Lambert write hit songs for her record. Shelton's juggling the most knives, all while keeping one hand firmly on iPhone to tweet.

He will win if: Right now, Shelton is the most entertaining of the nominees. He's funny and honest and always surprising. If this award rewards the artist with the most diverse portfolio, he should run away with it. If it's just a competition based on musical accomplishments, he may remain seated.