September 10, 2013


Taylor Swift & Newcomer Kacey Musgraves Lead 2013 CMA Nominations

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Taylor Swift has some competition, y'all! The nominees for the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards were announced today, revealing both the Red singer and newcomer Kacey Musgraves—whose debut LP Same Trailer Different Park is one of our favorite albums of the year—tied for the most nominations at six apiece. 

Both country gals earned nods for Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year and Single of the Year.

The "22" singer's collabo with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban, "Highway Don't Care," earned her an additional two noms: Music Video of the Year and Musical Event of the Year. Plus, she's the sole female competing for the night's top honor, Entertainer of the Year. 

Musgraves is up for New Artist of the Year—we're guessing she's a shoo-in. Also, her songwriting skills also nabbed her two nods: She co-penned her debut single "Merry Go Round," as well as Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart," both of which are nominated in the Song of the Year category.

Other standouts include Blake Shelton and his wife Lambert, both nabbing five noms each. And Kelly Clarkson, who earned two nominations! We recently heard the former American Idol dive head first into the country genre with her latest single, "Tie It Up." She's up Female Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year.

Get the full list of CMA nominees here. Tune in to the CMAs on ABC November 6 at 8 p.m.