Nominees for the 2022 American Music Awards were unveiled on Thursday (Oct. 13). This year’s show, which serves as the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, will air live from Microsoft Theater in LA on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. CT on ABC. Fan voting is now open.
Throughout this year’s 37 categories, the country genre is well represented with five different trophies: Favorite Male Country Artist, Female Country Artist, Country Duo or Group, Country Album, and Country Song.
Cody Johnson leads the country ranks with three nominations (Favorite Male Country Artist, Favorite Country Album for Human: The Double Album, and Favorite Country Song for “‘Til You Can’t”). Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Walker Hayes, Carrie Underwood and Morgan Wallen all nab two nominations. Lainey Wilson, Maren Morris, Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Dustin Lynch and Mackenzie Porter, Dan + Shay, Lady A, Old Dominion, Parmalee and Zac Brown Band earn one nod each.
Music City also sees some familiar faces in other categories, including rising rocker Gayle earning a seat at the New Artist of the Year table. Christian artists Anne Wilson, For King & Country, Matthew West, Cece Winans, and more also make an appearance in the Favorite Inspirational Artist and Favorite Gospel Artist categories.
Outside of Nashville music, Latin artist Bad Bunny comes in as this year’s most-nominated artist with eight nods. Powerhouses Beyoncé and Taylor Swift are the most-nominated female artists with six nominations each, with two of Swift’s nominations coming in the country categories. Earning five nominations each are Adele, Harry Styles, and The Weeknd. With two nods for Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Touring Artist, Elton John also makes history as the longest-recognized artist in AMA history to-date.
Partial List of 2022 American Music Awards Nominees:
Favorite Male Country Artist
Favorite Female Country Artist
Favorite Country Duo Or Group
Dan + Shay
Zac Brown Band
Favorite Country Album
Carrie Underwood – Denim & Rhinestones
Luke Combs – Growin’ Up
Cody Johnson – Human: The Double Album
Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version)
Walker Hayes – Country Stuff: The Album
Favorite Country Song
Chris Stapleton – “You Should Probably Leave”
Cody Johnson – “’Til You Can’t”
Dustin Lynch ft. MacKenzie Porter – “Thinking ‘Bout You”
Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan – “Buy Dirt”
Morgan Wallen – “Wasted on You”
Favorite Inspirational Artist
For King & Country
Favorite Gospel Artist
Maverick City Music
New Artist of the Year
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