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2011 American Music Awards Nominees Announced

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The Band Perry can add even more success to their tally sheet now that they have received three nominations for the 2011 American Music Awards, tying with Taylor Swift for most nominated country artist. In the past year, the sibling trio — Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry — have gone from up-and-comer to red hot country status, thanks in large part to their self-titled debut album that has gone triple platinum.

“Although we’ve planned, prepared and prayed for this moment for the past 13 years, we’re still a little overwhelmed by the warm welcome we’ve been given,” said the trio in a press statement when the triple platinum status was announced. “Birthdays have always been celebrated big in this family, so to have a one-year-old album and hear that [the song] ‘If I Die Young’ has touched so many people … it makes us feel that we’re sharing our celebration with all of you.”

The Band Perry’s latest award nominations are for Favorite Duo or Group – Country, Favorite Album (for their self-titled debut),and Sprint New Artist of the Year. Swift is nominated for Favorite Female Artist – Country, Favorite Album – Country (for ‘Speak Now’) and Artist of the Year.

Jason Aldean is nominated for two American Music Awards. Other country nominees include Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Sara Evans. The awards will be broadcast live at 8PM ET, Nov. 20, on ABC. For more information including how to vote for your favorite artists, check the Awards’ website.

2011 American Music Awards Country Music Nominees

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist – Country
Miranda Lambert

Sara Evans
Taylor Swift

Favorite Duo or Group – Country
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album – Country
Jason Aldean, ‘My Kinda Party’
The Band Perry, ‘The Band Perry’
Taylor Swift, ‘Speak Now’

Favorite Alternative Rock
The Black Keys
Foo Fighters
Mumford and Sons

Sprint New Artist of The Year:
Hot Chelle Rae – Pop Rock
Foster the People – Pop Rock
The Band Perry – Country
Thompson Square – Country
Marsha Ambrosius – R&B
Louis Migues – R&B
LMFAO – Rap
Wiz Khalifa – RAP

Artist of the Year
Adele
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

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