The 2018 CMA Awards will take place on Nov. 14, but before the all-star party at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena for the 52nd annual event, The Boot wants to know who our readers think will go home with the awards in each of the show's 12 categories. We've rounded up the details on all of the nominees, from Musician of the Year to Entertainer of the Year, and we want your input.

In 2017, the trophy for Musical Event of the Year at the CMA Awards went to the moving collaboration between Willie Nelson and the late Glen CampbellThis year, the list is full of solid contenders, including cross-genre collaborations and poignant social statements.

Dierks Bentley's powerful collaboration with the Brothers Osborne, "Burning Man," captures the struggle of every person; the artist says it's one of his favorite songs on his new album, The Mountain. "Dear Hate," meanwhile, is a moving duet between Maren Morris and Vince Gill; Morris had demoed the song in 2016 but released it officially as as response to the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in 2017.

"Drowns the Whiskey" is a soaring collaboration between Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert that has already topped the charts in the U.S. and Canada, while David Lee Murphy's big return, "Everything's Gonna Be Alright," featuring Kenny Chesney, has made its own mark on the charts and in the hearts of fans. "Meant to Be," this category's final contender, is the record-breaking collaboration between Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line.

Who do you think should win Musical Event of the Year at the 2018 CMA Awards? Vote in the poll below through the end of the day on Nov. 11. The Boot will use the answers in our readers vs. staff predictions a few days prior to the ceremony.

The 2018 CMA Awards will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 14. The show is scheduled to begin at 8PM ET on ABC, with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood returning as co-hosts for an 11th year.

The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about winners, fashion and moments at the 2018 CMA Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to for the latest CMAs headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.

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