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My 2016 Grammy Predictions: Alabama Shakes, Chris Stapleton will be big winners

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Following are my predictions for a few of the categories for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, which air tonight on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. EST:
Record of the Year
Who should win: Taylor Swift for “Blank Space”
Who will win: Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars for “Uptown Funk”
Album of the Year
Who should win: Alabama Shakes for “Sound & Color”
Who will win: Chris Stapleton for “Traveller”
Song of the Year
Who should win:  Taylor Swift for “Blank Space”
Who will win: Kendrick Lamar for “Alright”
Best New Artist
Who should win:  Courtney Barnett
Who will win: Meghan Trainor
Best Pop Solo Performance
Who should win:  Taylor Swift for “Blank Space”
Who will win: Ed Sheeran for “Thinking Out Loud”
Best Pop Vocal Album
Who should win: Taylor Swift for “1989”
Who will win: Taylor Swift for “1989”
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Who should win: Bob Dylan
Who will win: Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap
Best Rock Performance
Who should win: Foo Fighters
Who will win: Alabama Shakes
Best Rock Song
Who should win: Florence and the Machine for “What Kind of Man”
Who will win: Alabama Shakes for “Don’t Wanna Fight”
Best Solo Country Performance
Who should win: LeeAnn Womack for “Chances Are”
Who will win: Chris Stapleton for “Traveller”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Who should win: Little Big Town for “Girl Crush”
Who will win: Little Big Town for “Girl Crush”
Best Country Song
Who should win: Tim McGraw for “Diamonds Rings and Old Barstools”
Who will win: Chris Stapleton for “Traveller”
Best Country Album
Who should win: Kacey Musgraves for “Pageant Material”
Who will win: Chris Stapleton for “Traveller”
Best Americana Album
Who should win: Brandi Carlile for “The Firewatcher’s Daughter”
Who will win: Jason Isbell for “Something More Than Free”
Best American Roots Song
Who should win: Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn for “And I Am Born to Die”
Who will win: Don Henley for “The Cost of Living”
Best American Roots Performance
Who should win: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell for “The Traveling Kind”
Who will win: The Punch Brothers for “Julep”

Best Folk Album

Who should win: Rhiannon Giddens for “Tomorrow Is My Turn”
Who will win: Rhiannon Giddens for “Tomorrow Is My Turn”
What are your predictions? Find the full list of nominees here.
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