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2013 CMA Awards: Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves Lead Nominations

Before I roll out the nominations list, I have a couple of things to say:

First of all: Why in the f*ck is Taylor Swift still getting nominated for stuff at the CMAs?

Taylor Swift is a pop artist now. A POP artist. She dropped (maybe dropped is not the word, but I can’t think of anything better right now) country music at the wayside a long time ago. Just because she happens to be featured in a country song (you’ll see down on the nominations list below) doesn’t make her a country singer. That would be the equivalent of Justin Bieber doing a song with an R&B singer and getting nominated at the BET Awards or something.


Moving on, newcomer Kacey Musgraves is holding her own against Swift when it comes to nominations. Both entertainers have received 6 nods.

Here’s the complete list below:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Blake Shelton
  • George Strait
  • Taylor Swift

Single of the Year

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

  • I Drive Your Truck,” Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, and Jimmy Yeary
  • “Mama’s Broken Heart,” Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, and Kacey Musgraves
  • “Merry Go Round,” Kacey Musgraves, Josh Osborne, and Shane McAnally
  • “Pontoon,” Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird, and Barry Dean
  • “Wagon Wheel,” Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor

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 Georgia Line
  • Love and Theft
  • Sugarland
  • The Civil Wars
  • Thompson Square

Musical Event of the Year

  • “Boys ‘Round Here,” Blake Shelton (featuring Pistol Annies)
  • “Cruise,” Florida Georgia 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

  • Sam Bush (Mandolin)
  • Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
  • Dann Huff (Guitar)
  • Brent Mason (Guitar)
  • Mac McAnally (Guitar)

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

New Artist of the Year

  • Lee Brice
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Kip Moore
  • Kacey Musgraves


Sources: E! News

Images From: Billboard.com


The 47th Annual CMA Awards will be airing on November 6, 2013 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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