Florida Georgia Line Leads Country Nominees for 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Florida Georgia Line is the top country nominee for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. See the full list of nominees here!

Written by Lauren Laffer
Florida Georgia Line Leads Country Nominees for 2017 Billboard Music Awards
Florida Georgia Line; Photo by Johnny Louis/FilmMagic

Leading the pack for this year’s country music nominees for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards is powerhouse duo Florida Georgia Line. The duo proved their staying power by nagging six nominations for the upcoming celebration, including a nod on the all-genre Top Duo/Group category. The duo, comprised of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, also landed two nominations within Top Country Song for their hits “H.O.L.Y.” and “May We All,” featuring Tim McGraw.

Joining FGL as a top country nominee is Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, who nabbed three nominations in the following categories: Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album and Top Christian Song.

The Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on measurements made by Billboard and its data partners, which include Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The numbers are based on fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement between the time period of March 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017.

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards air on May 21 at 8PM on ABC.

Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity:
Luke Bryan
Nicki Minaj
The Chainsmokers
The Weeknd
Twenty One Pilots

Top Duo/Group:
Florida Georgia Line
The Chainsmokers
Guns N’ Roses
Twenty One Pilots

Top Country Artist:
Florida Georgia Line
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Dixie Chicks

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots
Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Keith Urban, Ripcord

Top Country Song:
Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk, “Setting The World On Fire”
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Top Country Collaboration:
Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King, “Different For Girls”
Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill A Word”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Chris Young Featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”

Top Christian Artist:
Hillary Scott & the Scott Family
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong Worship
Chris Tomlin

Top Christian Album:
Joey + Rory, Hymns
Hillary Scott & The Family, Love Remains
Casting Crowns, The Very Next Thing
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
Skillet, Unleashed

Top Christian Song:
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, “Thy Will”
Lauren Daigle, “Trust In You”
Skillet, “Feel Invincible”
Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal, “Eye Of The Storm”
Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”