There’s still three weeks left to the year, but our friends over at iTunes don’t need that time to announce their top picks for 2011. Here are their Country selections for iTunes Rewind 2011:
Album of the Year: My Kinda Party by Jason Aldean
Song of the Year: Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not by Thompson Square
Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Eric Church
It’s no surprise that all three artists tabbed by iTunes are also nominated for the Grammy Awards. Aldean has multiple nominations: Best Country Album for My Kinda Party; Best Country Solo Performance for Dirt Road Anthem and Best Country Duo/Group Performance for Don’t You Want to Stay with Kelly Clarkson.
Thompson Square is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Song for their chart-topping Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not and Church is nominated for Best Country Album for Chief.