CMA Nominations are IN!

Sep 11, 2013 -- 9:00am

Florida Georgia Line and Sheryl Crow hit New York City to announce this year’s Country Music Association Award nominees.  And in a surprise on the leader board, Kacey Musgraves tied Taylor Swift with six nominations each.  A few of the biggest category nominees are:

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

Single of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))

“Cruise”
Florida Georgia Line
Produced by Joey Moi
Republic Nashville

“Highway Don’t Care”
Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
Produced by Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw
Big Machine Records

“Mama’s Broken Heart”
Miranda Lambert
Produced by Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf, and Chuck Ainlay
RCA Nashville

“Merry Go ‘Round”
Kacey Musgraves
Produced by Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, and Kacey Musgraves
Mercury Records

“Wagon Wheel”
Darius Rucker
Produced by Frank Rogers
Capitol Records Nashville

Album of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))

Based on a True Story…
Blake Shelton
Produced by Scott Hendricks
Warner Bros. Records

Blown Away
Carrie Underwood
Produced by Mark Bright
19 Recordings/Arista Nashville

Red
Taylor Swift
Produced by Jeff Bhasker, Scott Borchetta, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker, and Dan Wilson
Big Machine Records

Same Trailer Different Park
Kacey Musgraves
Produced by Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, and Kacey Musgraves
Mercury Records

Tornado
Little Big Town
Produced by Jay Joyce
Capitol Records Nashville

Song of the Year
(Award goes to Songwriter(s))
“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
(Award goes to each Artist)
“Boys ‘Round Here”
Blake Shelton (featuring Pistol Annies)
Warner Bros. Records

“Cruise”
Florida Georgia Line (with Nelly)
Republic Nashville

“Don’t Rush”
Kelly Clarkson (featuring Vince Gill)
19 Recordings/RCA Nashville

“Highway Don’t Care”
Tim McGraw (with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban)
Big Machine Records

“The Only Way I Know”
Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church
Broken Bow Records

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
(Award goes to Artist and Director)
“Blown Away”
Carrie Underwood
Directed by Randee St. Nicholas

“Boys ‘Round Here”
Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies
Directed by Trey Fanjoy

“Downtown”
Lady Antebellum
Directed by Peter Zavadil

“Highway Don’t Care”
Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
Directed by Shane Drake

“Mama’s Broken Heart”
Miranda Lambert
Directed by Trey Fanjoy

“Tornado”
Little Big Town
Directed by Shane Drake

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

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the CMA's for the sixth year November 6th on live on ABC.

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