Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton among CMA Award nominees

Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton and newbie Kacey Musgraves lead the way in nominations for this year's Country Music Association Awards.

Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton and newbie Kacey Musgraves lead the way in nominations for this year's Country Music Association Awards.

Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line announced the nominees in each of the 12 categories Tuesday (9/10). The 47th annual CMA Awards ceremony, co-hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, will take place Nov. 6 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena and air live on the ABC network.

Swift -- the only female in the running for Entertainer of the Year -- is also in the running for Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year, as well as Single of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for her collaboration on Tim McGraw's "Highway Don't Care."

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Shelton is also vying for Entertainer of the Year, along with Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for "Boys 'Round Here," with his wife's group, Pistol Annies.

Musgraves has been nominated for New Artist of the Year, as well as Single of the Year for "Merry Go 'Round" and Album of the Year for her chart-topping "Same Trailer Different Park."

The full list of nominees follows.

Entertainer of the Year
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Taylor Swift

Single of the Year
Florida Georgia Line, "Cruise"
Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift & Keith Urban, "Highway Don't Care"
Miranda Lambert, "Mama's Broken Heart"
Kacey Musgraves, "Merry Go 'Round"
Darius Rucker, "Wagon Wheel"

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"

Song of the Year
(Award goes to the songwriter(s))
Lee Brice, "I Drive Your Truck"
Miranda Lambert, "Mama's Broken Heart"
Kacey Musgraves, "Merry Go 'Round"
Little Big Town, "Pontoon"
Darius Rucker, "Wagon Wheel"

Female Vocalist of the Year
Carrie Underwood
Kacey Musgraves
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year
Blake Shelton
Eric Church
Jason Aldean
Keith Urban
Luke Bryan

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

Musician of the Year
Brent Mason, guitar
Dann Huff, guitar
Mac McAnally, guitar
Paul Franklin, steel guitar
Sam Bush, mandolin

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

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

 

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