The 2017 American Music Awards nominees have been announced! In the country music genre, Garth Brooks is the only country artist to be nominated in an all-genre ‘Tour of the Year’ category. Keith Urban leads the pack as the most-nominated country artist, clinching three total nominations in the ‘Favorite Male Artist,’ ‘Favorite Country Album,’ and ‘Favorite Country Song’ categories. Check out who else scored nods below!
2017 American Music Awards Nominees (Country)
Tour of the Year
Favorite Male Artist: Country
Favorite Female Artist: Country
Favorite Duo or Group: Country
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town
Favorite Album: Country
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Chris Stapleton, From a Room:, Vol. 1
Keith Urban, Ripcord
Favorite Song: Country
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
The American Music Awards is a fan-voted award show and will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 19th at 8:00 p.m. ET via ABC. This year, for the first time ever, the official 2017 AMAs red carpet pre-show will be live streamed exclusively on Twitter.
Nominations are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.
Overall, Bruno Mars is the top nominee with eight nods total, while The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, and The Weeknd all earned five nominations each.
Go here to vote for your favorite artists. To celebrate Keith’s multiple nods, let’s enjoy “Blue Ain’t Your Color” below!
After its release in August 2016, “Blue Ain’t Your Color” reached number one on the Country Airplay chart and number one on the Hot Country Songs chart, remaining there for twelve consecutive weeks. In June 2017, the song reached a million copies in sales. The track was also nominated for two Grammy Awards at the 59th Grammy Awards – ‘Best Country Solo Performance’ for Urban and ‘Best Country Song’ for its songwriters Steven Lee Olsen, Hillary Lindsey, and Clint Lagerberg.
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