Will fans give George Strait ACM's top honor?


There's no question George Strait is the sure bet in the entertainer category of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, right?

Not so fast, says Blake Shelton. Sure, the beloved star is on something of a victory lap after winning the same trophy at the rival Country Music Association Awards five months ago. But Sunday's night's ACM Awards are held in Las Vegas where there's no safe bet, and the academy's once-controversial decision to open its top honor to fan voting makes the category enjoyably unpredictable.

Shelton thinks Strait's fan base is as large as anyone's, "But will they take time to vote?" Shelton asked.

Shelton and defending entertainer of the year Luke Bryan co-host the awards, which air live at 8 p.m. EDT on CBS.

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