2013 CMA Awards: Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves Lead Nominations
2013 CMA Awards: Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves Lead Nominations
Jeff Dodge
Jeff Dodge
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
The nominations have been announced for the 2013 CMA Awards, celebrating the best in country music over the past year. Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves (as both a performer and songwriter) lead the pack with six nominations each.

The "It" couple in country right now, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, follow closely behind with five each. (This includes the two for Lambert with her group Pistol Annies.) And Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban have four nominations.

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Swift is up for Single, Musical Event and Music Video of the Year -- all for her contribution to the Tim McGraw song "Highway Don't Care" that also features Urban -- along with Album of the Year for Red and the biggest award of them all, Entertainer of the Year.

Both American Idol and The Voice are represented big time: Idol judge Urban, besides the awards mentioned above for Swift on "Highway Don't Care," he's also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year. Kelly Clarkson received a nod for Female Vocalist of the Year, along with Musical Event for "Don't Rush" featuring Vince Gill. And Carrie Underwood is up for Album of the Year and Music Video of the Year for Blown Away and the song of the same name, as well as Female Vocalist of the Year.

For The Voice, as mentioned above, Shelton's nominations include Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year -- he won the top prize at last year's ceremony. So far, the tradition continues that only coaches from The Voice are nominated at music award shows and not the contestants -- will Cassadee Pope or Danielle Bradbery be recognized next year?

The CMA Awards are being hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley for the sixth time, and will air on Wednesday, November 6 at 8pm on ABC.

Here is the complete list of nominations:

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

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Florida George Line
Love and Theft
Sugarland
The Civil Wars
Thompson Square

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

Single of the Year
"Cruise," Florida George 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

Song of the Year
"I Drive Your Truck," Lee Brice
"Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert
"Merry Go 'Round," Kacey Musgraves
"Pontoon," Little Big Town
"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

Music Video of the Year
"Blown Away," Carrie Underwood
"Boys 'Round Here," Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies
"Downtown," Lady Antebellum
"Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
"Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert
"Tornado," Little Big Town

Musical Event of the Year
"Boys 'Round Here," Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies
"Cruise," Florida George Line with Nelly
"Don't Rush," Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill
"Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
"The Only Way I Know," Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church

Musician of the Year
San Bush (Mandolin)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Brent Mason (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar)


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