Blake Shelton & Keith Urban Lead Third Shift Awards

Country music superstars, and The Voice coaches in their respective countries, Keith Urban and Blake Shelton are leading nominations in Blair Garner’s first annual After Midnite Third Shift Awards. As they get closer to the finish line, Keith is leading with nominations in “Fanatical Fans,” “Fantasy Duet,” “Pedal to the Metal,” and “Pin-Up Male” categories. Blake earned quite a few nods himself in “Artist Of The Year,” “Pop-A-Top,” and “Top Twit” awards.

Artists finding themselves up for two nominations in the fun award show include Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Chris Young. Other artists with nominations include Scotty McCreery, Rodney Atkins, Kip Moore, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Reba and Shania Twain.

The final round of voting will take place August 15th through to the 22nd and the winners will be announced on the radio program on August 29th. See the list of nominees below:

Third Shift Awards Finalists

August 15, 2012


Artist of the Year                             Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton

Fanatical Fan                                     Scotty McCreery and Keith Urban

Fantasy Duet                                     Reba and Adele vs. Keith Urban and Prince

Pedal to the Medal                         Jake Owen (“Barefoot Blue Jean Night” ) and Keith Urban (“Long Hot Summer”)

Pin Up – Female                                                Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood

Pin Up – Male                                     Keith Urban and Chris Young

Pop-A-Top                                          Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton

Song of the Year                               Luke Bryan (“I Don’t Want This Night to End” and Kip Moore (“Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck”)

Top Twit                                              Blake Shelton and Chris Young

Underdog Artist                                               Rodney Atkins and Kellie Pickler


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