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Taylor Swift named best live act in Nashville critic poll

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Known for her high-energy onstage antics, Taylor Swift was named 2013's best live act by "Nashville Scene." The highly-coveted list is decided by music journalists and is published yearly. Kacey Musgraves and Jason Isbell were named top female and male vocalists, respectively. Read the complete lists below.

Best Live Act:

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. The Mavericks
  3. Keith Urban
  4. Miranda Lambert
  5. Eric Church
  6. Brad Paisley
  7. Zac Brown Band
  8. Jason Isbell
  9. Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
  10. George Strait

Best Female Vocalist:

  1. Kacey Musgraves
  2. Ashley Monroe
  3. Miranda Lambert
  4. Brandy Clark
  5. LeAnn Rimes
  6. Patty Griffin
  7. Carrie Underwood
  8. Emmylou Harris
  9. Holly Williams
  10. Valerie June

Best Male Vocalist:

  1. Jason Isbell
  2. Alan Jackson
  3. Gary Allan
  4. Blake Shelton
  5. George Strait
  6. Keith Urban
  7. Raul Malo
  8. Sturgill Simpson
  9. Vince Gill
  10. Chris Stapleton

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