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

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