Keith Urban, Taylor Swift nominated for CMA Awards
Keith Urban is continuing to cement his place in one of America’s most popular music genres, scoring a nod for Male Vocalist of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards!
The Aussie country star, who has just released his new album ‘Fuse,’ will be competing against Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Eric Church for the coveted award.
Urban has also been nominated in the categories of Musical Event of the Year, Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year for his part in the Tim McGraw hit, ‘Highway Don’t Care.’
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Swift is a long-time favourite of the event, having taken home the Entertainer of the Year gong twice before. The 23-year-old could look to make it a hat-trick this year, but faces tough competition from Bryan, Aldean and Shelton.
Bob Dylan has also garnered his first ever CMA nomination, picking up a Song of the Year nod for Darius Rucker’s cover of ‘Wagon Wheel,’ which he co-wrote with Ketch Secor.
Click here to check out the full list of 2013 CMA nominees!