The CMA Awards nominations were announced September 10, once again putting Miranda Lambert on the list of Female Vocalist of the Year candidates. Miranda Lambert has pretty much had a death grip on the category for the last three years, beating out fellow artists such as Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Sara Evans and Reba McEntire.
At the 2012 CMA Awards, Miranda Lambert expressed disbelief that she’d won again. Will 2013 be the year someone overthrows her? If bringing new blood into the competition is what it takes, it just might happen. This year, Miranda Lambert will once again face off against Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, and Kelly Clarkson, but she will also have the spunky, young Kacey Musgraves to contend with.
Kacey Musgraves earned her spot as Female Vocalist of the Year nominee with the success of her debut single, “Merry Go ‘Round,” but she, ironically, co-wrote Miranda Lambert’s hit song, “Mama’s Broken Heart” as well.
Even though Kacey Musgraves has had an incredible first year on the charts, Miranda Lambert has continued to bring tremendous talent to country music. After winning award after award for her ballad “Over You” written with Blake Shelton, she wasted no time hitting the charts hard with her return to the sassy stage presence we’ve come to know and love with “Fastest Girl in Town” and “Mama’s Broken Heart.”
The 2013 CMA Awards will be an interesting competition. Tune into ABC on November 6th to find out who wins. To keep track of the nominees, check out “2013 CMA Awards nominees full of surprises.”
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