Swift, newcomer Musgraves lead CMA nominees Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves are the top nominees for the Country Music Association Awards, The Associated Press reports. Swift will be going for her third entertainer of the year award and was nominated for album and female vocalist of the year as well for the Nov. 6 awards. Newcomer Musgraves also is up for awards in the album and female vocalist categories. Reigning entertainer of the year Blake Shelton is next with five nominations. His wife, Miranda Lambert, also has five nominations -- three solo and two with her trio Pistol Annies.