Worst: Out With the Old
Blame the people for a somewhat bizarre win in the New Artist of the Year category. While Album of the Year winner Kacey Musgraves was also in the initial group of eight nominees, fans (and a bunch of music industry interns, we're guessing) shut out the woman who should have been the frontrunner in an online vote that whittled the pool down to Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore and Kip Moore. New artist? He is a proven hitmaker, sure, but the former Moore's first single came out six years ago. Even he cracked a joke about his win being a bit too long time coming.