Nashvillians Among American Music Awards Nominees

American Music Awards nominees were revealed today, and the list includes several Nashville artists. The show will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Sun., Nov. 20 on ABC.

Adele leads with four nominations. Among the artists with multiple nods are Taylor Swift and The Band Perry with three each, and Jason Aldean with two. See Nashville list below.

Country Music
Favorite Male Artist: Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton
Favorite Female Artist: Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: The Band Perry, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum
Favorite Album: Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party; The Band Perry, The Band Perry; Taylor Swift, Speak Now

Contemporary Inspirational
Favorite Artist: Casting Crowns, Tobymac, Third Day

Artist of the Year
Taylor Swift, Adele, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry

Sprint New Artist Of The Year
Hot Chelle Rae (Pop/Rock category)
The Band Perry (Country category)
Thompson Square (Country category)

American Music Awards® nominees are selected from both BigChampagne’s Ultimate Chart and Mediabase. For the fifth year, winners will be determined by online fan voting. Details on voting, and complete nominations list at



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