Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown Earn Multiple American Music Awards Nominations

The nominations for the American Music Awards were revealed Wednesday morning (Sept. 12), with several artists with Nashville ties competing in top categories.

Taylor Swift earned nods in several categories, including Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year, Album of the Year, Pop/Rock (reputation), and Favorite Female Artist, Pop/Rock.

Florida Georgia Line earned three nominations, including Favorite Duo or Group (Country), while their hit “Meant To Be” earned them nominations in the all-genre Collaboration of the Year category as well as the Favorite Song (Country) category.

Kane Brown also earned three nominations, for Favorite Male Artist (Country) and Favorite Album (Country) for his self-titled project, and Favorite Song (Country) for “Heaven.”

Maren Morris earned a nomination in the Favorite Female Artist (Country) category, alongside Kelsea Ballerini and Carrie Underwood. Morris’ hit “The Middle,” with Zedd and Grey, also earned a nom in the all-genre Collaboration of the Year category.

Thomas Rhett earned two country nominations for Favorite Male Artist (Country) and Favorite Album (Country), for Life Changes. Dan+Shay earned nods in the Favorite Duo or Group (Country) category, while their hit “Tequila” landed a spot in the Favorite Song category.

Fans can vote once per day at VoteAMAs.com and on Twitter.

The show will take place Tuesday, Oct. 9 beginning at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Favorite Male Artist (Country):
Thomas Rhett
Luke Bryan
Kane Brown

Favorite Duo or Group (Country):
Florida Georgia Line
Dan + Shay

Favorite Album (Country):
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Kane Brown, Kane Brown

Favorite Song (Country)
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay
“Heaven,” Kane Brown
“Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Female Artist (Country):
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Collaboration Of The Year
“Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line
“The Middle,” Maren Morris, Zedd and Grey
“Havana,” Camila Cabello and Young Thug
“Rockstar,” Post Malone and Saint Laurent Don
“Finesse,” Bruno Mars and Cardi B

Favorite Female Artist (Pop/Rock):
Taylor Swift
Camila Cabello
Cardi B

Favorite Album (Pop/Rock):
Taylor Swift, reputation
Ed Sheeran, Divide
Drake, Scorpion

Favorite Artist (Contemporary Inspirational):
Lauren Daigle
Zach Williams


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