By Phyllis Stark
Special to MSN Music
With several uber-competitive categories this year, and the potential for
more than a few spoilers, the Academy of Country Music Awards should make for
some entertaining viewing even in between the expected top-drawer performances.
Among the closest races to watch are a battle of the blondes in the female
vocalist category, and an engaged couple going head to head for Best New Artist.
We're also predicting a whole lotta love (and trophies) for Taylor Swift. Click
through the gallery for our picks on who should win and who will win in 11 hotly
The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from
the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 7 at 8 p.m. ET on the CBS
Television Network. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will team up for the first time