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Sunday 21 September 2014

Taylor Swift leads CMA nominations

Published 10/09/2013 | 18:11

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Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson
Blake Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift has scooped six nominations at the Country Music Association Awards (CMAs).

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The 23-year-old singer is a long-time favourite of the event, having taken home the entertainer of the year gong twice previously.

She could be making it a third this year, but faces competition from the likes of Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton.

Taylor has another five nominations, including in the coveted female vocalist of the year category.

Here she is up against Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves and Carrie Underwood.

Her hot album Red could also win in the best album category, while she also has nominations for musical event of the year, music video of the year and single of the year.

Newcomer Kacey is hot on the heels of country queen Taylor, having also scooped nominations for best female artist and best album.

She could also win big in the new artist category, where she is up against fresh faces Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Kip Moore and Brett Eldredge.

Heading up the male country singers is Blake Shelton, who scooped five nominations.

As well as entertainer of the year, he is up for musical event of the year, best album, male vocalist and music video of the year.

The awards will be hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley on November 6.

 

Full list of nominees

 

Entertainer of the Year

Taylor Swift

Jason Aldean

George Strait

Blake Shelton

Luke Bryan

 

Male Vocalist of the Year

Blake Shelton

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Keith Urban

Eric Church

 

Female Vocalist of the Year

Taylor Swift

Miranda Lambert

Carrie Underwood

Kacey Musgraves

Kelly Clarkson

 

Vocal Duo of the Year

Big & Rich

Thompson Square

Florida Georgia Line

Love and Theft

Sugarland

The Civil Wars

 

New Artist of the Year

Florida Georgia Line

Lee Brice

Kip Moore

Kacey Musgraves

Brett Eldredge

 

Vocal Group of the Year

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band

 

Musical Event of the Year

Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly, “Cruise”

Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”

Blake Shelton feat. Pistol Annies, “Boys ‘Round Here”

Kelly Clarkson feat. Vince Gill, “Don’t Rush”

Jason Aldean feat. Luke Bryan and Eric Church, “The Only Way I Know”

 

Album of the Year

Blake Shelton, Based on a True Story

Carrie Underwood, Blown Away

Taylor Swift, Red

Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer, Different Park

Little Big Town, Tornado

 

Single of the Year

Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”

Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”

Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”

Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go ‘Round”

Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”

 

Song of the Year

Lee Brice, “I Drive Your Truck”

Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”

Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go ‘Round”

Little Big Town, “Tontoon”

Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”

 

Music Video of the Year

Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

Blake Shelton feat. Pistol Annies, “Boys ‘Round Here”

Lady Antebellum, “Downtown”

Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”

Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”

Little Big Town, “Tornado”

 

Musician of the Year

Brent Mason (Guitar)

Dann Huff (Guitar)

Mac McAnally (Guitar)

Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)

Sam Bush (Mandolin)

 

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