The Country Music Awards are on Wednesday, and if the nominations are any indication of who will win big, country-star-turned-pop-princess Taylor Swift will reign.
The seven-time Grammy winner once again leads the pack with a whopping six CMA nominations. Kacey Musgraves also has six nominations and Miranda Lambert and her husband Blake Shelton have five each.
Not only did Swift receive nominations for the categories of female vocalist of the year and album of the year, but she also received a nomination for entertainer of the year, the night’s most coveted award.
As if that wasn’t a feat in itself, Swift is the only female to be nominated for entertainer of the year four times. Swift was nominated for entertainer of the year in 2009, 2011 and 2012. She won twice.
This year, Swift is nominated with fellow musicians Blake Shelton, George Strait, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean.
After winning her second entertainer of the year award in 2011, Swift joined Barbara Mandrell as the only other female artist in CMA history to win the award twice.
For anyone who listens to the radio, Swift's success and nominations do not come as a shock. In her career, she has been nominated for 21 CMA awards and has won seven.
Swift’s unbelievable success is attributed to her millions of fans and Red, her newest album, which went multi-platinum. According to Forbes, each date of Swift's Red Tour sold out in minutes, helping her become the third highest earning celebrity on Forbes’ 2013 list of top earners under 30, raking in an estimated $55 million last year.
No one can rock bright red lipstick and high-waisted shorts like Swift can. At the age of 23, Swift has taken a lot of criticism for her relationship-driven pop songs. But, in some ways, her accolades speak for themselves.