Big Frog is proud to be a voting member of the Country Music Association.  As such, we have the opportunity to help select the 2013 CMA Award winners November 6.  To be a true reflection of Central New York, we'd like you to help cast the ballot.  Click to vote for your choice.

The CMA Awards are based on people who have achieved fame in Country Music between July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  There are 12 award categories and over the past few months the list of nominees have been pared down to 5.  Over the next few days, we'll feature one of the 12 categories.

Today's category may be 2nd only to Entertainer of the Year as the most coveted award.  Here is the criteria for the Album of the Year.

This award is for an album as a whole unit. The album should be judged on all aspects including, but not limited to, artist's performance, musical background, engineering, packaging, design, art, layout, and liner notes. At least 60% of the product in the album must have been first mastered or released domestically during the eligibility period. Award to artist and producer(s).

The nominations for album of the year are:

Little Big Town
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Little Big Town, ‘Tornado’

Featuring the hits, 'Pontoon', 'Tornado' and 'Your Side Of The Bed

Kacey Musgraves
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Kacey Musgraves, ‘Same Trailer Different Park’

Featuring the hits, 'Merry Go 'Round', 'Blowin Smoke' and 'Follow Your Arrow'

Blake Shelton
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Blake Shelton, ‘Based on a True Story’

Features the hits, 'Sure Be Cool If You Did', Boys 'Round Here' and Mine Would Be You

Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift 'Red'

Featuring the hits, 'We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together', 'Begin Again', 'I Knew You Were Trouble' and 'Red'

Carrie Underwood
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Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’

Features the hits, 'Blown Away', 'Good Girl', 'Two Black Cadillacs', and 'See You Again'

Please select one in the poll below.



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