Thursday, 12 September 2013

47th Annual CMA Awards 2013 Nominations

47th Annual CMA Awards 2013 Nominations

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The first round (5) of nominees for the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards were announced live Tuesday (Sept 10th) morning on ABC's Good Morning America at the GMA studios (1500 Broadway at 44th St., NYC) from the heart of New York City’s Times Square.
Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line were on hand to make the announcements.

 They announced the remaining seven categories of the nominees later in the morning at the Best Buy Theater in Manhattan during a press conference that was made available across the world via live stream at CMAawards.com.


Watch the reveal videos on YouTube 
and dailymail.co.uk







  • Luke Bryan is a first-time nominee in the Entertainer of the Year category, along with previous Entertainer nominee Jason Aldean and previous winners in that category Blake Shelton, George Strait and Taylor Swift.
  • Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift are the lead nominees with six nods apiece.
  • Blake Shelton has five nominations, and his wife
  • Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban each picked up four nods
  • Miranda Lambert has three solo nods on top of her two nominations as a member of Pistol Annies.
  • George Strait enters the field of nominees again in 2013 in the coveted Entertainer of the Year category. Strait is now the most nominated artist in CMA Awards history with 82, breaking a previous tie with Alan Jackson. Strait was last nominated for Entertainer of the Year in 2009 and award he won two times (1989, 1990).
  • Kasey Musgraves, who is a first-time nominee in 2013, has six nominations spanning several categories including those where she will be competing against herself for voters’ attention. She is nominated for Female Vocalist and New Artist of the Year; and picked up two more nominations for Album of the Year for SAME TRAILER DIFFERENT PARK and Single of the Year for “Merry Go ‘Round,” which she produced with Luke Laird and Shane McAnally. In the Song of the Year category (which is presented to songwriters) she is nominated twice, once for “Merry Go ‘Round” with songwriters Josh Osborne and McAnally and for Lambert’s hit “Mama’s Broken Heart” with songwriters Brandy Clark and McAnally.
  • Taylor Swift is no stranger to CMA voters and received another six nominations this year including Entertainer of the Year; Female Vocalist of the Year; Album of the Year for RED, which was produced by Jeff Bhasker, Scott Borchetta, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Butch Walker, Dan Wilson and Swift; and three nominations for “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Urban for Single, Musical Event, and Music Video of the Year. Swift now has 21 CMA Awards nominations and seven wins including her first in 2007 for the Horizon Award (now New Artist of the Year) and two for Entertainer of the Year (2009, 2011), which ties her with Barbara Mandrell for wins in that category by a female artist.
  • Blake Shelton was close behind with five nominations, including Entertainer; Male Vocalist; Album of the Year for BASED ON A TRUE STORY (produced by Scott Hendricks); and Music Video (directed by Trey Fanjoy) and Musical Event of the Year for “Boys ‘Round Here” featuring Pistol Annies (Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley), who make their debut as nominees this year.
  • Florida Georgia Line who are newcomers to the CMA Awards nominees list, picked up four nominations and brought rapper Nelly along for the ride. Their nominations included Vocal Duo; New Artist of the Year; Single of the Year for “Cruise,” which was produced by Joey Moi; and Musical Event of the Year with the rapper for the remix of “Cruise,” which has sold more than 5.5 million digital downloads.
  • Keith Urban also received four nominations in 2013 including Male Vocalist of the Year, which he has won three times (2004-2006); and three more (Single, Musical Event, and Music Video of the Year) with McGraw and Swift for “Highway Don’t Care.”
  • Miranda Lambert, in addition to Pistol Annies’ nominations, received three of her own including Female Vocalist; and Music Video (directed by Fanjoy) and Single of the Year (produced by Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf, and Chuck Ainlay) for “Mama’s Broken Heart.”
  • Three was the lucky number for several artists picking up three nominations including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, McGraw, and Carrie Underwood.
  • Three artists received two nominations each: Eric Church (Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event), Kelly Clarkson (Female Vocalist and Musical Event of the Year with Vince Gill for “Don’t Rush”), and Lady Antebellum (Vocal Group of the Year (a trophy they have won three times) and Music Video of the Year for “Downtown,” which was directed by Peter Zavadil)...... Complete Report: 2013 CMA Awards Nominations Announced

About “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” -  CMA World.com
Nominees and Categories eligibility  explained - CMA World.com
                                                                                                                                                        
* The CMA Awards eligibility period was July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

Here's the full list of the 2013 CMA Awards nominees:

Entertainer of the Year (Category 1)
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift

This Award is for the act displaying the greatest competence in all aspects of the entertainment field. Voter should give consideration not only to recorded performance, but also to the in-person performance, staging, public acceptance, attitude, leadership, and overall contribution to the Country Music image. Award to artist.

Single of the Year (Category 2)
"Cruise," Florida Georgia Line
"Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
"Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert 
"Merry Go 'Round," Kacey Musgraves
"Wagon Wheel," Darius Rucker

Includes both digital releases as well as physical releases. The track must have reached the Top 50 of Billboard‘s Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart, Country Aircheck Chart or Music Row Country Breakout Chart for the first time during the eligibility period. If the single charted in the Top 50 on the above charts and was released prior to the eligibility period. Award to artist and producer.

Album of the Year (Category 3)
BASED ON A TRUE STORY, Blake Shelton
BLOWN AWAY, Carrie Underwood
RED, Taylor Swift
SAME TRAILER DIFFERENT PARK, Kacey Musgraves
TORNADO, Little Big Town

At least 75% of the product in the album must have first achieved national prominence during the eligibility period. Award to artist and producer.

Song of the Year (Award to Songwriter)  (Category 4)
"I Drive Your Truck," Lee Brice (Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary)
"Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert (Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally)
"Merry Go 'Round," Kacey Musgraves (Kacey Musgraves, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally)
"Pontoon," Little Big Town (Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird, Barry Dean)
"Wagon Wheel," Darius Rucker (Ketch Secor, Bob Dylan)

Any Country Music song with original words and music is eligible based upon the song’s Country singles chart activity during the eligibility period. Award to songwriter(s).

Female Vocalist of the Year (Category 5)
Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood

This Award is based on individual musical performance on a solo album release

Male Vocalist of the Year (Category 6)
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban

This Award is based on individual musical performance on a solo album release

Vocal Group of the Year (Category 7)
Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, The Band Perry, Zac Brown Band

A group is defined as an act, composed of three (3) or more people, all of whom normally perform together and none of whom is known primarily as an individual performing artist. This Award is based on the musical performance of the group as a unit on
an album.

Duo of the Year (Category 8)
Big & Rich, Florida Georgia Line, Love and Theft, Sugarland, The Civil Wars, Thompson Square

A duo is defined as an act composed of two (2) people, both of whom normally perform together and neither of whom is known primarily as an individual performing artist. This Award is based on the musical performance of the duo as a unit on an album

Musical Event of the Year (Category 9)
"Boys 'Round Here,"  Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies
"Cruise," Florida Georgia Line (with Nelly)
"Don’t Rush," Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill
"Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw featuring Keith Urban and Taylor Swift
"The Only Way I Know," Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church

An event is defined as a collaboration of two (2) or more people either or all of whom are known primarily as individual artists. They must have performed together, as a unit, on a single or album released domestically within the eligibility period with each artist prominently featured. Live performance events are not eligible

Musician of the Year (Category 10)
Sam Bush, Paul Franklin, Dann Huff, Brent Mason, Mac McAnally

This Award is for a musician known primarily as an instrumental performer. In order to qualify, a musician must have played on at least one album or single that has appeared in the Top 10 of the Country album or singles charts from Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart, Music Row Country Breakout Chart or Country Aircheck Chart during the eligibility period.

Music Video of the Year  (Category 11)
"Blown Away," Carrie Underwood
"Boys 'Round Here," Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies
"Downtown," Lady Antebellum
"Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
"Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert
"Tornado," Little Big Town

This Award is for an original music video not more than ten (10) minutes in length featuring the performance of not more than one (1) song or medley. The video must have been first nationally broadcast in its entirety during the eligibility period. The video should be judged on all audio and video elements including, but not limited to, the artist’s performance, video concept and production. Award to artist and director.

New Artist of the Year (Category 12)
Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves

This Award is to the artist, whether individual or a group, who is known primarily as a Country artist, who has for the first time demonstrated the most significant creative growth and development in overall chart or sales activity (of a debut or sophomore album), live performance, professionalism and/or national media recognition related to the launch of their career. Any artist who has previously won a CMA Award (except Song of the Year, Musical Event of the Year and Video of the Year) or who has twice been a final nominee for the Horizon Award or New Artist of the Year Award is ineligible for nomination.

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2013 CMA nominees playlist - SPOTIFY

To assist with the current round of CMA Awards nominations, Billboard compiled chart data reflecting the eligibility period’s most successful charting country artists and titles. Rankings based on Billboard chart performance for the issue dates that correspond with the CMA Awards eligibility period (July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013). Each of the rankings represents cumulative sales or airplay, according to Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen BDS, for titles and artists in the weeks that they appeared on the respective chart during the eligibility period - Chart Image


When:The 47th annual CMA Awards will be presented Wednesday, November 6, 2013 and broadcast live at 8:00 p.m ET on ABC 
Where: Nashville's Bridgestone Area
Hosts: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood returns for a sixth time.

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