2013 Country Music Association Awards

The 2013 Country Music Association Awards, 47th Annual Ceremony, is a music award ceremony that was held on November 6, 2013, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The show was hosted by Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood.

2013 Country Music Association Awards
DateNovember 6, 2013 (2013-11-06)
LocationBridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Hosted byBrad Paisley
Carrie Underwood
Most awardsBlake Shelton (2)
Tim McGraw (2)
Most nominationsTaylor Swift (6)
Kacey Musgraves (6)
Television/radio coverage

Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift led the nominations with 6 each, followed by Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert who had 5 each.[1] George Strait took home the night's top honor, entertainer of the year. Blake Shelton garnered two awards, for male vocalist of the year and album of the year, while Tim McGraw won two trophies as well for video of the year and musical event of the year.

At the ceremony, Taylor Swift became the second artist ever (and the first woman) to receive the Pinnacle Award, to honor her astounding success as a country artist & for spreading the awareness and appreciation for country music worldwide.[2] When Swift received the Pinnacle, the CMA began playing a video displaying her achievements, which included having sold 26 million albums and 75 million song downloads. Appearances were made by Justin Timberlake, Mick Jagger, Ethel Kennedy, Ellen DeGeneres, Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts and others to congratulate Swift on this honor. Swift also received the International Artist Achievement Award for spreading the awareness and appreciation for country music on an international level. This was the second time she honored with this award.[3]


Winners and nomineesEdit

[5] Winners are shown in bold.

Entertainer of the Year Album of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year Female Vocalist of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year Vocal Duo of the Year
Single of the Year Song of the Year (Songwriters' Award)
New Artist of the Year Musician of the Year
Music Video of the Year Musical Event of the Year
Pinnacle Award International Artist Achievement Award



  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2014-07-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://hollywoodlife.com/2013/11/07/taylor-swift-cma-awards-pinnacle-music-icon/
  3. ^ http://www.cmaworld.com/initiatives/international/international-awards/#intl-artist Archived 2015-02-01 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ http://theboot.com/2013-cma-awards-performances-complete-list/
  5. ^ http://tasteofcountry.com/2013-cma-awards-winners/