Country Artists Up For Billboard Awards

Jason Aldean. Photo Credit: Reid Long

Country music really is starting to take over pop music. Some of country music’s biggest stars have been nominated for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, which take place May 20th live from Las Vegas on ABC at 8 pm EST. Some of the artists nominated include Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Scotty McCreery, Eli Young Band and The Band Perry. See the full list of country nominees, and who made the general field nominations, below.

Top New Artist:

Bad Meets Evil

Big Sean

Foster The People

Scotty McCreery

Wiz Khalifa


Top Duo/Group:

The Black Eyed Peas


Lady Antebellum


Maroon 5


Top Touring Artist:

Bon Jovi

Taylor Swift

Take That


Roger Waters


Top Country Artist:

Jason Aldean

Zac Brown Band

Lady Antebellum

Blake Shelton

Taylor Swift


Top Country Album:

Jason Aldean “My Kinda Party”

The Band Perry “The Band Perry”

Luke Bryan “Tailgates & Tanlines’

Lady Antebellum “We Own The Night”

Scotty McCreery “Clear As Day”


Top Country Song:

Jason Aldean “Dirt Road Anthem”

Luke Bryan “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”

Eli Young Band “Crazy Girl”

Lady Antebellum “Just A Kiss”

Blake Shelton “Honey Bee”

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