Luke Bryan is among the final nominees in the upcoming American Music Awards’ top category, Artist of the Year, which was expanded this year to include 10 nominees. Bryan competes for the honor alongside Beyonce, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, One Direction, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Iggy Azalea. Bryan earned a second nomination in the Favorite Male Artist-Country category, alongside Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean.
Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, and Carrie Underwood vie in the Favorite Female-Country category, while Lady Antebellum, Eli Young Band and Florida Georgia Line are all up for Favorite Band, Duo or Group-Country.
Garth Brooks is back in the nominations pool with a nod for Favorite Album-Country for his Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences collection; he competes for the win against Eric Church‘s The Outsiders and Brantley Gilbert‘s Just As I Am.
Big Yellow Dog Music songwriter and Epic Records artist Meghan Trainor is in the running for New Artist of the Year.
Rapper Iggy Azalea leads all artists with six nominations this year, including Artist of the Year, Best New Artist, Favorite Female Artist-Pop/Rock, Favorite Female Artist-Rap, and Favorite Album-Rap (for The New Classic).
Casting Crowns, Hillsong United and Newsboys are on the final ballot for Favorite Artist-Contemporary Inspirational.
Fans can currently vote online and via Twitter. The American Music Awards will air live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. ET.
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