Florida Georgia Line Tops 2017 ‘Billboard’ Music Awards Country Nominees

The nominations were recently announced for the the upcoming Billboard Music Awards, with duo Florida Georgia Line as this year’s top country nominee. The duo garnered six nominations including Top Duo/Group, Top Country Artist, Top Country Album (Dig Your Roots), two entries in the Top Country Song category (“May We All” ft. Tim McGraw, and “H.O.L.Y.”), and Top Country Collaboration (“May We All,” ft. Tim McGraw).

FGL is up against Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton and Jason Aldean in the Top Country Artist category.

The Dixie Chicks vie with Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney for the Top Country Tour honor.

Bryan is also nominated in the all-genre, fan-voted category Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity. The Chainsmokers, Nicki Minaj, Twenty One Pilots and The Weeknd are also nominated.

Keith Urban also garnered three nominations, for Top Country Artist, Top Country Album (Ripcord), and Top Country Song (“Blue Ain’t Your Color”). Kenny Chesney also received three nominations, for Top Country Tour, as well as for Top Country Song and Top Country Collaboration (both for “Setting The World On Fire” ft. P!nk).

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family garnered three nominations, including Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album (Love Remains), and Top Christian Song (“Thy Will”).

Joey+Rory also earned a nomination in the Top Christian Album category, for Hymns.

The Lumineers earned nominations for Top Rock Artist and Top Rock Album (Cleopatra).

Lauren Daigle also garnered three nominations, for Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album (How Can It Be) and Top Christian Song (“Trust In You”). Kirk Franklin garnered three nominations, for Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Song (“Wanna Be Happy?”) and Top Gospel Album (Losing My Religion).

Drake and The Chainsmokers lead the pack with 22 nominations each, tying the all-time record for most nominations in a single year. Drake’s nominations include, among others, Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album. The Chainsmokers’ nominations include double nods in six categories: Top Dance/Electronic Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration and Top Dance/Electronic Song, with single nominations in 10 other categories.

The Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.

Select Categories Are Included Below:

Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity (Fan Voted Category – Voting Opens 5/1):
Luke Bryan
The Chainsmokers
Nicki Minaj
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top Duo/Group:
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Florida Georgia Line
Guns N’ Roses
Twenty One Pilots

Top Country Artist:
Florida Georgia Line
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Dixie Chicks

Top Rock Artist:
Coldplay
The Lumineers
Metallica
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong Worship
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
Skillet
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:
Jekalyn Carr
Kirk Franklin
Travis Greene
Tamela Mann
Hezekiah Walker

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots
Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Keith Urban, Ripcord

Top Rock Album:
The Lumineers Cleopatra
Metallica Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway
Twenty One Pilots Blurryface

Top Christian Album:
Casting Crowns The Very Next Thing
Lauren Daigle How Can It Be
Joey + Rory Hymns
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family Love Remains
Skillet Unleashed

Top Gospel Album:
Tamela Mann One Way
Kirk Franklin Losing My Religion
Travis Greene The Hill
Tasha Cobbs One Place: Live
Hezekiah Walker Better: Azusa – The Next Generation 2

Top Country Song:
Kenny Chesney Featuring P!NK “Setting The World On Fire”
Florida Georgia Line “H.O.L.Y.”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw “May We All”
Little Big Town “Better Man”
Keith Urban “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Top Country Collaboration:
Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King “Different For Girls”
Kenny Chesney Featuring P!NK “Setting The World On Fire”
Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens “Kill A Word”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw “May We All”
Chris Young Featuring Vince Gill “Sober Saturday Night”

Top Christian Song:
Lauren Daigle “Trust In You”
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family “Thy Will”
Skillet “Feel Invincible”
Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal “Eye Of The Storm”
Zach Williams “Chain Breaker”

Top Gospel Song:
Jekalyn Carr “You’re Bigger”
Tasha Cobbs Featuring Kierra Sheard “Put A Praise On It”
Kirk Franklin “Wanna Be Happy?”
Travis Greene “Made A Way”
Hezekiah Walker “Better”

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