CMA Awards: Mary Steele's predictions for country's biggest night

Country superstar Garth Brooks joins Chris Stapleton Keith Urban Eric Church and Luke Bryan as the nominees for the 'Entertainer of the Year' award

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Brooks, 55, previously discussed the possibility of lip-syncing at awards shows in 2015, telling SiriusXM that he had prerecorded a live version of All-American Kid ahead of the Academy of Country Music Awards as a precaution, in case his voice wasn't in fighting shape.

The 55-year-old legendary musician, who is now touring, lip-synced his performance of "Ask Me How I Know" earlier in the evening, and after picking up his prize he told reporters backstage that he wasn't well and it was necessary.

With all that said, how will Brooks celebrate his sixth Entertainer of the Year award?

She then added, "As his wife and as his friend, I want it for him and I want it for the crew and the band".

Speaking backstage, Brooks said according to PEOPLE: "We're in the middle of 12 shows in 10 days. Not 10 shows in 12 days, 12 shows in 10 days", said Brooks while clutching his latest hardware. "My voice just isn't going anywhere, and we wanted to represent country music the best we can".

The victor told PEOPLE exclusively he plans to share the hardware with his wife and crew. "A true Entertainer of the year would never #lipsync #disgusted". I was talking to Kelsea [Ballerini] backstage about how we get to do this for a living.

"Sleep. Christmas. Sleep. New Year's Eve".

The 51st annual CMA Awards will be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday night. They have to live without their families out there.

Little Big Town confessed the foursome doesn't always agree on politics and social issues, but they come together to work it out, and agree to disagree.

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