News

Taylor Swift leads CMA nominees

Taylor Swift leads CMA nominees

Photo: WENN/Andres Otero

Taylor Swift is to do battle for the Country Music Association’s coveted Entertainer of the Year title once again after landing a nomination for the top honor at the 2013 prizegiving.

Swift is a previous winner of the trophy, but lost out at last year’s ceremony to Blake Shelton.

However, she is in with another chance at the 2013 awards show after she was announced as a contender alongside Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, George Strait and Shelton when the first round of nominees was unveiled on Tuesday.

Swift will also compete for the Female Vocalist award with Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves and Carrie Underwood, while Shelton leads the Male Vocalist category with Aldean and Bryan, as well as Eric Church and Keith Urban.

Other categories which were announced by Sheryl Crow and country duo Florida Georgia Line, included Vocal Duo of the Year, which will be a fight between Big & Rich, Love and Theft, Sugarland, The Civil Wars and Thompson Square. The announcers, Florida Georgia Line, will also compete in the category.

The New Artist will be a fight between Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves.

The rest of the nominations will be announced later. The Country Music Association Awards will take place on 6 November.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Local boy sick from E. coli outbreak now on kidney dialysis

hospital

Eight people hospitalized since outbreak began, up to 45 sick

in Local Sports

Forward Joey Schreiber to leave WWU

Schreiber

Forward Joey Schreiber has told Western Washington University coach Tony Dominguez that he will leave the program.

in Local

Judge denies exception to 7-day limit on competency services

prison

Judge says state should be more creative in finding solutions to problems

in Local

Inslee says much work to do before budget deal is reached

olympia

Budget negotiators meeting despite little visible action at Capitol

in Local Sports

Report: Hawks’ Bennett wants to be traded

seattle seahawks michael bennett

According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, Seattle Seahawk defensive end Michael Bennett has asked the franchise to trade him.