Music Video of the Year
The clips battling for glory here include Dierks Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane," Kacey Musgraves' "Follow Your Arrow," Lady Antebellum's "Bartender," Miranda Lambert's "Automatic" and Lambert's other entry, "Somethin' Bad," her girl power duet with Carrie Underwood.
Who Will Win: The sizzling visuals in Lambert and Underwood's revved up "Somethin' Bad" video, which showcases the ladies in a bank heist (and on motorcycles) felt as sleek and explosive as a high octane Hollywood movie. None of the other nominees could compete with that level of gloss. The clip went immediately viral, and it's racked up 19 million views to date.
Who Should Win: If voters are judging purely on the basis of humor, Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane" should fly higher than the rest. But, the Trey Fanjoy-directed "Somethin' Bad" video elevated its song more than any of the other nominees.
*Update: Comedy prevails! Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane" was named the winner on Good Morning America Wednesday morning.