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Taylor Swift leads CMA nominations

2013-09-12 09:29
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Los Angeles - Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves lead nominations for the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards 2013.

The We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together singer and newcomer Kacey both have six nods each and will go head-to-head in three categories, Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year and Single of the Year.

Taylor is also up for her third Entertainer of the Year title, while Kacey is up for Newcomer of the Year.

Blake Shelton - who took home Entertainer of the Year in 2012 - is up for five awards, while Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town all have three nominations.

Bob Dylan

Country legend George Strait is also notable for his nod in the Entertainer of the Year category, as it marks his record breaking 82nd CMA nomination.

In another surprise Bob Dylan is up for his first ever CMA award for the Song of the Year Songwriters' Award after Darius Rucker covered his track Wagon Wheel.

The CMA Awards will be hosted by Carrie and Brad Paisley and be broadcast live from Nashville on 6 November.

CMA Awards 2013, selected nominations:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
George Strait
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift
Luke Bryan

Single of the Year
Cruise - Florida Georgia Line
Highway Don't Care -  Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
Mama's Broken Heart - Miranda Lambert
Merry Go 'Round - Kacey Musgraves
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker

Album of the Year
Based on a True Story - Blake Shelton
Blown Away - Carrie Underwood
Red - Taylor Swift
Same Trailer, Different Park - Kacey Musgraves
Tornado - Little Big Town

Song of the Year (Songwriters' Award)
I Drive Your Truck written by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary for Lee Brice
Mama's Broken Heart written by Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves for Miranda Lambert
Merry Go 'Round written by Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Brandy Clark for Kacey Musgraves
Pontoon written by Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby and Luke Laird for Little Big Town
Wagon Wheel written by Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor for Darius Rucker

Female Vocalist of the Year
Carrie Underwood
Kacey Musgraves
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year
Blake Shelton
Eric Church
Jason Aldean
Keith Urban
Luke Bryan

New Artist of the Year
Brett Eldredge
Florida Georgia Line
Kacey Musgraves
Kip Moore
Lee Brice

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