Shelton, Musgraves Lambert score CMA nominations
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
– The nominations are complete for the Country Music Association awards with Blake Shelton, Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert and Darius Rucker receiving numerous nominations in the Song, Single, Album and Video categories.
Song of the Year:
Drive Your Truck by Lee Brice; Mama's Broken Heart by Miranda Lambert; Merry Go Round by Kacey Musgraves; Pontoon by Little Big Town; and Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker.
Single of the Year:
Cruise by Florida Georgia Line; Highway Don't Care by Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban; Mama's Broken Heart by Miranda Lambert, Merry Go Round by Kacey Musgraves and Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker.
Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band
Boys ' Round Here by Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies; Cruise by Florida Georgia Line with Nelly; Don't Rush Kelly Clarkson, featuring Vince Gill; Highway Don't Care by Tim McGraw, with Swift and The Only Way I Know with Jason Aldean with Bryan and Eric Church.
"Based on a True Story by Shelton, "Blown Away" by Underwood," "Red" by Swift; "Same Trailer Different Park" by Musgraves; and "Tornado" by Little Big Town.
Blown Away by Underwood; >Boys ' Round Here by Shelton; and Downtown by Lady Antebellum; Highway Don't Care by Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban; Mama's Broken Heart by Miranda Lambert; and Tornado by Little Big Town.
The Musician of the Year category is exactly the same as 2012 with Sam Bush (mandolin), who was nominated in the category for the first time in 2011; along with Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Huff (guitar); Brent Mason (guitar); and the current title holder Mac McAnally (guitar).
The 47th CMAs will be held Nov. 6 in Nashville.
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