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BMI Writers Rack Up Multiple CMA Nominations

Posted in News on October 15, 2013

On the heels of last year’s sweep of the CMA Awards, BMI’s country music songwriters and producers are well positioned for another great year in 2013. BMI affiliates received the vast majority of award nominations - four out of five in most categories, the entirety of the Male Vocalist of the Year category and at least one writer on each of the Song of the Year contenders.

Newcomer Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift received the most nods, with six each. Both artists will be competing for Female Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year and Album of the Year. Additionally, Swift is up against reigning Entertainer of the Year, Blake Shelton, for that honor, and Musgraves, not surprisingly, is up for New Artist of the Year.

Including the nomination for Entertainer of the Year, Blake Shelton earned an impressive five nods. Red-hot Florida Georgia Line pocketed four, notably consisting of Musical Event of the Year for their hip-hop reimagining of “Cruise,” along with Duo of the Year.

Keith Urban, Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert all made a strong showing as well. The 47th Annual CMA Awards takes place on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, in Music City. The full list of BMI writers with nominations is below.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
Produced by Joey Moi

Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw, with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
Produced by Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw

Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Merry Go ‘Round – Kacey Musgraves
Produced by Luke Laird and Kacey Musgraves

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Based on a True Story – Blake Shelton
Produced by Scott Hendricks

Blown Away – Carrie Underwood

Red – Taylor Swift
Produced by Jeff Bhasker, Scott Borchetta, Nathan Chapman, Jacknife Lee (PRS) and Taylor Swift

Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves
Produced by Luke Laird and Kacey Musgraves

Tornado – Little Big Town
Produced by Jay Joyce

SONG OF THE YEAR

“I Drive Your Truck” Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary
“Mama’s Broken Heart” Kacey Musgraves
“Merry Go ‘Round”  Kacey Musgraves
“Pontoon” Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby and Luke Laird
“Wagon Wheel” Ketch Secor

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lee Brice
Brett Eldredge
Florida Georgia Line
Kacey Musgrave

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

DUO OF THE YEAR
Big & Rich
Florida Georgia Line
Sugarland
Civil Wars
Thompson Square

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Boys Round Here” Blake Shelton, Pistol Annies
“Cruise” Florida Georgia Line with Nelly
“Don’t Rush” Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill
“Highway Don’t Care”  Tim McGraw, with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
“The Only Way I Know” Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Blown Away” Carrie Underwood
“Boys Round Here” Blake Shelton, Pistol Annies
“Highway Don’t Care”  Tim McGraw, with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
“Mama’s Broken Heart” Miranda Lambert
“Tornado” Little Big Town

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Brent Mason
Mac McAnally
Paul Franklin
Sam Bush

BROADCAST AWARDS NOMINEES
American Country Countrydown
National Personality of the Year
Kix Brooks