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Swift grabs six AMA nominations

Thursday, October 10, 2013 – Taylor Swift is the leading country nominee for the American Music Awards with five, including the overall Artist of the Year. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis led all artists with six. Florida Georgie Line had three nominations.

Nominations were:

Artist of the Year: Bruno Mars
Rihanna
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

New Artist of the Year
Florida Georgia Line
Ariana Grande
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
phillip Phillps

Single of the Year
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly, "Cruise"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz, "Thrift Shop"
Robin Thicke Featuring Pharrell & T.I., "Blurred Lines"

Favorite Female Artist - pop/rock
Pink
Rihanna Taylor Swift

Favorite Album - pop/rock
One Direction, "Take Me Home"
Taylor Swift, "Red"
Justin Timberlake, "The 20/20 Experience"

Favorite Male Artist - Country
Luke Bryan
Hunter Hayes
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist - Country
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Favorite, Duo or Group - Country
The Band Perry
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album - Country
Luke Bryan, "Crash My Party"
Florida Georgia Line, "Here's To The Good Times"
Taylor Swift, "Red"

The awards will be handed out Nov. 24.

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Journey to Fearless DVD
Part Behind The Music style documentary and part concert film, Taylor Swift's new Blu-ray release offers an interesting hybrid approach to the typical live performance video - an approach that hits more than it misses. "Journey To Fearless" focuses on Swift's meteoric rise from aspiring grade-school singer/songwriter to award-winning country and pop megastar while sprinkling in live performances. Hardcore Swift fans will find a lot to love on this single-disc set (which is also »»»
Speak Now CD review - Speak Now
Taylor Swift has made the best CD of her young career with her fourth CD. The biggest difference is that Swift's singing, spotty on previous releases and live performances, is far far superior here. Swift wrote all 14 songs here, which like her other albums tend to deal with relationships that have gone south. Swift's songwriting always has been one of her strengths, and that continues to be the case here - both lyrically and musically. Put simply, Swift knows a lot about penning »»»
Fearless CD review - Fearless
Taylor Swift took the county world by storm with her huge selling debut and its five hit singles. With a huge marketing push and myspace, Swift was on her way. Kind of like an Avril Lavigne for the teen female country set. Sophomore slump? There's no indication of that. Swift once again writes her material - all 13 songs here with help sometimes from Liz Rose, Colbie Caillat and John Rich. Swift writes of what she knows about - relationships and teen love come and gone in songs speak to her fans. »»»