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The 47th annual awards are hosted by Underwood and Brad Paisley. Swift and newcomer Kacey Musgraves lead with six nominations each; Miranda Lambert has five. Swift is nominated on her behalf third entertainer of year award, the night's top honor, and already has two wins Wednesday with Tim McGraw and Urban following CMA announced their "Highway Don't Care" collaboration won musical event and music video of year.Swift and this is still up for album of year and female vocalist. And though it will not show to be with her official tally for your night, the 23-year-old pop star will be presented while using CMA's Pinnacle Award. The award would go to artists having country music to some worldwide audience. Garth Brooks would be the only previous winner; he won in 2005.Like Swift, Lambert has become a darling on the 6,000 CMA voters with seven trophies since 2010.With smart songwriting, a progressive bent plus a strong a sense self like country's other top women, Musgraves made an auspicious mainstream country debut this current year with her album "Same Trailer Different Park." She's up for album, female vocalist, new artist and single of the season. And she scored two song of the season nominations for co-writing Lambert's hit "Mama's Broken Heart" and her very own "Merry Go 'Round."
Country music has not been the most dynamic genre over the past few years. Thematic elements happen to be recycled to the point of extreme cliché — heartbreak, trucks, dogs, and booze — and much in the genre has lacked originality. Although 'bro-country' currently dominates the genre, you'll find new artists trying out the torch to take thought-provoking — and long absent — messages back into the country world. Here are five modern country music artists which can be working to change country music stereotypes. Other exciting collaborations on tap for your evening include CMA Awards nominees Zac Brown Band performing with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, and reigning CMA New Artist from the Year Hunter Hayes performing with Jason Mraz. Two-time CMA Entertainer with the Year Taylor Swift is going to take the stage with Vince Gill and Alison Krauss. Swift also are honored using the Pinnacle Award. The Award recognizes a painter who has achieved both national and international prominence through concert performances and record sales at levels unique in Country Music. In addition, newly inducted Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers will get The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.