Kenny Chesney is leading the list of hopefuls heading into the ACM Awards Sunday with 9 nominations.  You can catch the action on CBS at 8. Who will win this year?  Here's my predictions.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
• Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney - Winner
• Brad Paisley
• Blake Shelton
• Taylor Swift - possible she takes it too

TOP MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
I'm still a little baffled Keith Urban isn't the running, however...
• Jason Aldean - possible he takes it
• Kenny Chesney
• Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton - Winner (he's had a great year or two)
• Chris Young

TOP FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Tough category with Miranda, Taylor and Carrie...
• Sara Evans
• Miranda Lambert - Could win
• Martina McBride
• Taylor Swift
• Carrie Underwood - Winner

TOP VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
• Love and Theft
• Montgomery Gentry
• Steel Magnolia
• Sugarland - Winner
• Thompson Square

TOP VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Another tough category
• The Band Perry
• Eli Young Band
• Lady Antebellum - Winner
• Rascal Flatts
• Zac Brown Band - Hope they win

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• 'Chief' - Eric Church - Better WIN!
• 'Four the Record' - Miranda Lambert
• 'Hemingway's Whiskey' – Kenny Chesney
• 'My Kinda Party' - Jason Aldean
• 'Own the Night' - Lady Antebellum

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
• 'Crazy Girl,' Eli Young Band
• 'Don't You Wanna Stay,' Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
• 'Red Solo Cup,' Toby Keith  - Winner
• 'Tomorrow,' Chris Young
• 'You and Tequila,' Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

SONG OF THE YEAR
• 'Crazy Girl' - Eli Young Band
• 'Home' - Dierks Bentley
• 'Just a Kiss' - Lady Antebellum
• 'Threaten Me With Heaven' - Vince Gill
• 'You and Tequila' - Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter - Winner

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Yet another tough category
• 'Country Boy,' Aaron Lewis featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels
• 'Don't You Wanna Stay' Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
• 'Old Alabama' Brad Paisley feat. Alabama - Should Win
• 'Remind Me' Brad Paisley duet with Carrie Underwood - May Win
• 'You and Tequila' Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter

In addition to the awards being handed out, a number of special performances will take place, including the wedding on stage with a serenade from Martina McBrideBlake Shelton and Lionel Richie will sing their version of 'You Are' from Lionel's Tuskegee album.  Rascal Flatts and Steve Martin will give a special performance of 'Banjo.'  Toby Keith will be joined by a special guest for 'Red Solo Cup.'  My guess is Cledus T Judd.  Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, who are hitting the road together, will also sing together.