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CMA nominations 2013: Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton lead the way

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In case you were wondering: It’s Taylor Swift’s world, and we’re all just marking time until she writes a song about each one of us, then collects an award for every one.

Swift is up for both Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year in the 2013 Country Music Association Awards, whose nominations were announced this morning by Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line.

The CMAs—not to be confused with the ACMs or the CMT Awards—are the biggest deal in country music, and will be hosted once again by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, live on ABC on November 6.

Swift has won Entertainer of the Year, the awards’ highest honor, twice before. She’s the only woman nominee in this year’s field in that category, which is rounded out by Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, George Strait, and Luke Bryan. Shelton, Aldean, and Bryan will also be competing for Male Vocalist of the Year in a list that also includes Keith Urban and Eric Church. Swift will go up against Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, and Miranda Lambert in the Female Vocalist of the Year category.

Swift has a total of five nominations this year (including her participation in Tim McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care”); Florida George Line check in with four, while Kacey Musgraves is up for a total of five (her four as a performer plus an extra one for her songwriting credit on Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart,” up for Song of the Year). Blake Shelton is up for a total of five prizes as well.

Check out the nominees in all 12 categories below. 

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, “Pontoon”

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)