It's actually not that difficult to predict winners in the 2016 Grammy Awards country categories. Several trends make at least one artist a sure thing, which means we're sure to be wrong. Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town lead all country artists with four nods, but it's another star who will be buzzing after the Feb. 15 CBS telecast.

Stapleton, Little Big Town and Sam Hunt are all up for all-genre awards. In addition, Blake Shelton, Ashley Monroe and Keith Urban score nominations. Lee Ann Womack is nominated twice, but we don't pick her for either Best Country Song or Best Country Solo Performance. Instead those awards will go to "Girl Crush" and ... well, you'll need to watch to find out.

Click the button below to see a list of all 2016 Grammy nominees. Our predictions are based on past experiences and staff opinion.

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