Country Acts Among Nominees at 2012 Billboard Music Awards

Jason Aldean, the Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift are nominated for top country artist at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Additionally, Taylor Swift is up for top touring artist (alongside Bon Jovi, Take That and U2), and Lady Antebellum are nominated for top duo/group (with the Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, LMFAO and Maroon 5). American Idol winner Scotty McCreery is among the nominees for top new artist (with Bad Meets Evil, Big Sean, Foster the People and Wiz Khalifa). Carrie Underwood and Justin Bieber are confirmed to perform at the May 20 awards show in Las Vegas. The event will air live on ABC.