Country Artists Pick Up Billboard Music Award Nominations

SLN Staff Writer • April 20, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards finalists were just announced. Lady Antebellum leads the country music nominees with a total of four nominations.

The 2012 Billboard Music awards will take place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand and be broadcast live Sunday May 20, 8/7c on ABC.

Here is a list of country nominees:

Top New Artist:
Bad Meets Evil
Big Sean
Foster The People
Scotty McCreery
Wiz Khalifa

Top Duo/Group:
The Black Eyed Peas
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5

Top Touring Artist:
Bon Jovi
Taylor Swift
Take That
Roger Waters

Top Country Artist:
Jason Aldean
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean “My Kinda Party”
The Band Perry “The Band Perry”
Luke Bryan “Tailgates & Tanlines’
Lady Antebellum “We Own The Night”
Scotty McCreery “Clear As Day”

Top Country Song:
Jason Aldean “Dirt Road Anthem”
Luke Bryan “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”
Eli Young Band “Crazy Girl”
Lady Antebellum “Just A Kiss”
Blake Shelton “Honey Bee”

We also previously reported that Carrie Underwood will take the stage with Justin Bieber, LMFAO, and The Wanted. Additional performers will be announced soon.

To see the full list of nominees, click HERE.

Congratulations to the finalists!