Paco's Picks That YOU Care About For The iHEART Radio Music Awards

Thurday night at 9 is our iHeart Radio Music Awards on FOX. Now there are a TON of categories and different nominees. Those you can see here. But for the rest of you that only care about the ROCK nominees, I've broken it down for you and given you my picks on who I think will take home the award. Let's begin

We'll start with best Duo/Group of the year:

Personally I'd love for twenty one pilots to win this award but let's face it. Imagine Dragons has been red hot this year. Regardless of what you or others think of their music there's no denying this year has been phenomenal for them.

WINNER: IMAGINE DRAGONS

BEST ALT SONG:

Again, there are songs on here I love. High Hopes was a stadium banger and Weezer's take on Africa set the world on fire. But I have to come back down to reality and see Imagine Dragons as the clear favorite to win here.

WINNER: IMAGINE DRAGONS

BEST ALT ROCK ARTIST:

Sigh....moving on

WINNER: IMAGINE DRAGONS

BEST NEW ROCK/ALT ARTIST:

Alright now we're talking. I had a really tough time deciding between AJR and Badflower. Ghost is an absolute jam and Badflower shows so much promise. I'm going to be honest. The only reason I'm giving this win to AJR is because I saw them live at Hangout Fest last year and they blew me away. It takes a lot for me to come in cold to an artist, not know any of their songs, and end up researching them as soon as I get home. AJR did that so I'm giving them the edge on this one.

WINNER: AJR

ROCK SONG OF THE YEAR:

Now we're getting into the harder stuff. All absolutely solid nominees and I wouldn't be upset if any of them won. Devil was some of Shinedown's best work. Greta Van Fleet has been on top of the world this past year. Bad Wolves came out with an absolute power ballad covering Zombie. Godsmack and Disturbed are still at the top of their game after decades of music already behind them. I definitely have a soft spot for Godsmack though. They were one of the first hard rock bands I really got into in my high school years. So this is definitely a selfish pick

WINNER: GODSMACK

ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

This was an easy one for me. Greta Van Fleet has been everywhere. When they first jumped onto the scene they were looked at as rock's great hope for the future. Putting out songs that sounded like Zeppelin but were fresh. While that hype has definitely died down, nobody can deny that sound. All SOLID nominees but Greta is the clear winner in my opinion.

WINNER: GRETA VAN FLEET

Now there are more nominees out there that you can check out but these are the big ones for me. Tune in Thursday night at 7pm on FOX to see who the real winners are.

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