Grammy Awards voters don’t think like ACM and CMA voters. Sales figures and the number of No. 1 singles don’t help an artist or song’s chances at winning a Grammy. In fact, in country music, they often hurt your chances.
The nominees for Album of the Year in the 2016 Taste of Country Fan Choice Awards are an interesting mix of young and veteran artists, working in a variety of commercial and more cutting-edge aspects of the format to encompass everything that's great about country music right now.