dick clark productionsJust like Donny & Marie, Sunday’s American Music Awards will be a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll.
Nominees Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, and Kelsea Ballerini will help hand out trophies, while Thomas Rhett is set to perform.
Shania Twain will also do a medley of her biggest hits, in her first AMA appearance in sixteen years. Early next month, the Canadian country/pop superstar kicks off her latest Vegas residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Taylor Swift’s also on tap to do a much-talked-about mash-up of her biggest songs, as she accepts the Artist of the Decade Honor from Carole King.
You can tune in to watch all the action from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, starting at 8 p.m. ET Sunday on ABC.
Here’s a look at the country nominees for the fan-voted show:
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY Kane BrownLuke CombsThomas Rhett
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY Kelsea BalleriniMaren MorrisCarrie Underwood
FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY Dan + ShayFlorida Georgia LineOld Dominion FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY Kane Brown, ExperimentDan + Shay, Dan + ShayCarrie Underwood, Cry Pretty FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY Luke Combs, “Beautiful Crazy”Dan + Shay, “Speechless”Blake Shelton, “God’s Country”
And here are the categories in which country artists are also nominated:
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR Luke CombsBillie EilishLil Nas XLizzoElla Mai
COLLABORATION OF THE YEARLady Gaga & Bradley Cooper “Shallow”Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”Marshmello & Bastille “Happier”Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita” Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEOBillie Eilish “bad guy”Ariana Grande “7 rings”Halsey “Without Me”Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”Taylor Swift “You Need to Calm Down”
FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCKHalsey “Without Me”Jonas Brothers “Sucker”Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”Panic! At The Disco “High Hopes”Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”Post Malone “Wow.”Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”
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