Taylor Swift Leads CMA nominations
Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves lead nominations for the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards 2013 with six nods each
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.
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 Nov 6.
CMA Awards 2013, selected nominations:
Entertainer of the Year
Single of the Year
'Cruise' Florida Georgia Line
'Highway Don't Care' Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift, Keith
'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
Female Vocalist of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year
New Artist of the Year
Florida Georgia Line