Swift, Musgraves Top 47th Annual CMA Awards Nominations

Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift tie with six nominations each for the 2013 CMA Awards.

Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift tie with six nominations each for the 2013 CMA Awards.

Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift top this year’s nominees for the 47th Annual CMA Awards with six nominations apiece (full list below). Musgraves is up for Female Vocalist and New Artist of the Year; and picked up two more nominations for Album of the Year for Same Trailer Different Park and Single of the Year for “Merry Go ‘Round,” which she produced with Luke Laird and Shane McAnally. In the Song of the Year category (which is presented to songwriters) she is nominated twice, once for “Merry Go ‘Round” with songwriters Josh Osborne and McAnally and for Lambert’s hit “Mama’s Broken Heart” with songwriters Brandy Clark and McAnally.

Swift is already familiar with the winner’s circle at the CMA Awards, and she has earned another six nominations this year including Entertainer of the Year; Female Vocalist of the Year; Album of the Year for Red, which was produced by Jeff Bhasker, Scott Borchetta, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Butch Walker, Dan Wilson and Swift; and nominations for “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Urban for Single, Musical Event, and Music Video of the Year. Swift now has 21 CMA Awards nominations and seven wins including two for Entertainer of the Year (2009, 2011), which ties her with Barbara Mandrell for wins in that category by a female artist.

Miranda Lambert, the CMA’s reigning Female Vocalist, and Blake Shelton, the reigning Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year, received five nominations each. Lambert received three individual nominations for Female Vocalist, Music Video (“Mama’s Broken Heart,” directed by Trey Fanjoy) and Single of the Year, for “Mama’s Broken Heart” (produced by Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf and Chuck Ainlay), with an additional two nominations with Pistol Annies. Shelton earned five nominations including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year (Based on a True Story, produced by Scott Hendricks), Music Video of the Year (directed by Fanjoy) and Musical Event of the Year (“Boys ‘Round Here”). Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban each received four nominations for Country’s Biggest Night.

The first round of nominations were announced this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America by Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line. Remaining categories were announced via livestream from Best Buy Theater in New York City.

The third and final ballot will be emailed to CMA members Thurs., Oct. 10. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends Mon., Oct. 28 (5:00 PM/CT). The 2013 Broadcast Awards finalists were also announced this morning from Nashville.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to host the CMA Awards for the sixth consecutive year. The 47th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Tickets for the Annual Awards, as well as CMA Country Christmas, will go on sale Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets can be bought at ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or in person at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Box Office.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR 
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lee Brice
Brett Eldredge
Florida Georgia Line
Kacey Musgraves
Kip Moore

DUO OF THE YEAR
Big & Rich
Florida Georgia Line
Sugarland
Love and Theft
Civil Wars
Thompson Square

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
Based on a True Story, Blake Shelton; Produced by Scott Hendricks; Warner Bros. Records
Blown Away, Carrie Underwood; Produced by Mark Bright; 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville
Red, Taylor Swift; Produced by Jeff Bhasker, Scott Borchetta, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker and Dan Wilson; Big Machine Records
Same Trailer, Different Park, Kacey Musgraves, Produced by Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves; Mercury Records
Tornado, Little Big Town; Produced by Jay Joyce; Capitol Records Nashville

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

SONG OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Songwriter(s))
“I Drive Your Truck,”Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary
“Mama’s Broken Heart,” Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
“Merry Go Round,” Kacey Musgraves, Josh Osbourne and Shane McAnally
“Pontoon,” Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird and Barry Dean
“Wagon Wheel,” Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor

SINGLE OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
“Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line, Produced by Joey Moi, Republic Nashville
“Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw, Big Machine Records
“Mama’s Broken Heart,” Miranda Lambert, Produced by Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf and Chuck Ainlay, RCA Nashville
“Merry Go Round,” Kacey Musgraves, Produced by Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves, Mercury Records
“Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker, Produced by Frank Rogers, Capitol Records Nashville

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR (Award goes to each Artist)
“Boys ‘Round Here,” Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies, Warner Bros. Records
“Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, Republic Nashville
“Don’t Rush,” Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill, 19 Recordings/RCA Records
“Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, Big Machine Records
“The Only Way I Know,” Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church, Broken Bow Records

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Artist and Director)
“Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood, Directed by Randee St. Nicholas
“Boys Round Here,” Blake Shelton feat. Pistol Annies, Directed by Trey Fanjoy
“Downtown,” Lady Antebellum, Directed by Peter Zavadil
“Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, Directed by Shane Drake
“Mama’s Broken Heart,” Miranda Lambert, Directed by Trey Fanjoy
“Tornado,” Little Big Town, Directed by Shane Drake

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Sam Bush
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Brent Mason
Mac McAnally

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