CMT Poll Projects Taylor Swift as Big Winner at CMA Awards

Taylor Swift could walk away with as many as three wins at the 43rd annual CMA Awards , according to CMT’s fourth annual poll of country music fans. The winners of the CMA Awards are determined by voting members of the Country Music Association, but CMT commissioned its annual poll using a random sample of 1,000 country music fans over the age of 18. The CMT poll predicts Swift to win female vocalist honors, the album of the year trophy for Fearless and the top prize — entertainer of the year. Brooks & Dunn, who have announced their retirement as a duo following their 2010 tour, narrowly beat out Sugarland as fan favorites in the vocal duo category, the poll revealed. Poll results also project George Strait to be named male vocalist of the year and Rascal Flatts to win in the vocal group category. It also predicts “I Told You So” the Carrie Underwood hit written by Randy Travis, will be named song of the year. Although it’s not an official CMA category, Underwood was declared the female artist with the best red carpet style when fans were polled by CMT. ABC will broadcast the CMA Awards show live from Nashville’s Sommet Center on Nov. 11.