Watch out Taylor Swift - there's a young, beautiful artist who goes by the name of Kacey Musgraves and might be taking over this year's Country Music Awards.
The 25-year-old Mercury Nashville artist leads the 47th Annual Country Music Awards with six nominations (Swift has six nominations as well). Musgraves is a first-time CMA Awards nominee and has received the following nominations: Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Single of the Year and two Song of the Year nominations. She is the first new female artist in history to top CMA nominations.
This news is a little shocking, considering Musgraves is a new artist. She said in a prepared statement, “My first single, 'Merry Go 'Round' went to radio exactly a year ago today. That perspective is really mind-blowing. I'm honestly so humbled right now thinking about this past year and how greatly country music has embraced that song and me. The love I'm feeling from these nominations is something that I could have never expected and I couldn't be more thankful and overwhelmed in this moment."
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the CMA on Nov. 6 on ABC.
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