Blake Lively has scored her first nomination for the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards.
The Hollywood actress has been nominated for the Music Video of the Year prize for directing the promo for Taylor Swift and Chris Stapleton’s collaboration I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version), taken from the singer’s Red re-release.
To win the award, which goes to both the artist and the video’s director, Lively and Swift must compete against Midland for Longneck Way to Go, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde for Never Wanted to Be That Girl, Cody Johnson with ‘Til You Can’t and Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson for Never Say Never.
This year’s frontrunner is Wilson, who leads the pack with six nominations in her first year as a CMA nominee. She is closely followed by McBryde, Pearce, Stapleton and songwriter/producer Shane McAnally with five nods each.
The night’s biggest prize, Entertainer of the Year, will be a competition between Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen and the reigning winner Luke Combs.
The 2022 CMA Awards will be held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on 9 November, with Luke Bryan and former American footballer Peyton Manning serving as hosts.
– Cover Media