Luke Bryan Leads Country Nominations at Billboard Music Awards

Florida Georgia Line, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift Also Up for Top Country Artist

With seven nominations in six categories, Luke Bryan tops the list of country artists nominated at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The announcement was made Wednesday (April 9) on ABC’s Good Morning America.

Bryan’s lead resulted in nominations in several all-genre categories, including top male artist, Billboard 200 artist and the Milestone Award. Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift were also nominated in the all-genre field. Miley Cyrus received numerous nominations, although none in the country categories.

ABC will broadcast the awards show live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 18.

Here’s a list of the categories featuring country and Americana nominees-related nominees.

Top Country Artist
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Darius Rucker Blake Shelton Taylor Swift

Top Country Song
Luke Bryan, “Crash My Party” Luke Bryan, “That’s My Kind of Night” Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly, “Cruise” Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel” Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies and friends, “Boys ’Round Here”

Top Country Album
Garth Brooks, Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences
Luke Bryan, Crash My Party
Florida Georgia Line, Here’s to the Good Times
The Robertsons, Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas
Blake Shelton, Based on a True Story

Top Male Artist
Luke Bryan
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake

Top Duo/Group
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Luke Bryan
One Direction
Justin Timberlake

Top Billboard 200 Album
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
Luke Bryan, Crash My Party
Drake, Nothing Was the Same
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience

Milestone Award
Imagine Dragons
John Legend
Luke Bryan
Ellie Goulding
Carrie Underwood

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Taylor Swift

Top Christian Album
Alan Jackson, Precious Memories: Volume II
Skillet, Rise
Third Day, Miracle
Chris Tomlin, Burning Lights
Various Artists, WOW Hits 2014

Top Rock Album
Lana Del Rey, Born To Die
Fall Out Boy, Save Rock And Roll
Imagine Dragons, Night Visions
Lorde, Pure Heroine
Mumford & Sons, Babel