Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line Come in on Top of Country 2013 American Music Awards Nominees
The 2013 American Music Awards nominees were announced on 'Good Morning America' Thursday (Oct. 10) by Kelly Clarkson and Will.i.am. Among the nominees, Taylor Swift and Florida Georgia Line come in on top for country, with an impressive five and four nominations, respectively.
Although Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the way overall with six nominations, country sweetheart Swift is close behind them, right next to Justin Timberlake (which is never a bad place to be). FGL tie their 2013 AMAs nominations with Rihanna and Robin Thicke.
In the country arena, Swift will compete to again capture Favorite Female Artist (Country) along with Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. Plus, FGL, Swift and fun-loving Luke Bryan are all nominated for Favorite Album (Country), and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.
As no surprise, the 'Red' singer nabbed a chance for the prestigious 2013 AMAs Artist of the Year, which puts her alongside other worldwide superstars Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Timberlake -- quite the impressive matchup. Swift also receives nominations for Favorite Female Artist (Pop/Rock) and Favorite Album (Pop/Rock), in which she's up against former boyfriend Harry Styles.
FGL should be very proud of their representation of country music at the 2013 AMA Awards. They are the only country act nominated for mixed genre categories New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year (for the Nelly-featured 'Cruise'), and with four nominations, it's a 180-degree difference from last year's list, in which they were exempt.
Country's hottest bands are also represented in the Favorite Band, Duo, or Group (Country) category, which includes FGL again, the Band Perry and Lady Antebellum. Among Favorite Male Artist (Country) nominations are Bryan, Hunter Hayes and Blake Shelton.
The 2013 AMAs event will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 8-11PM ET on ABC.
2013 American Music Awards Country Nominees:
Favorite Male Artist – Country
Favorite Female Artist – Country
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country
The Band Perry
Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Album – Country
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’
Florida Georgia Line, 'Here's to the Good Times'
Taylor Swift, 'Red'