2017 Billboard Music Award Nominees Announced

Florida Georgia Line leads the pack of country nominees at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. The duo picked up six nominations in five categories at the annual show, including an all-genre nod for Top Duo/Group. Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney and Hillary Scott follow close behind with three nominations apiece, with Scott earning her nods in the Christian categories.


Additionally, Luke Bryan earned an all-genre nomination for the Billboard Chart Achievement Award, as well as a nod for Top Country Tour.

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


The full list of country nominees at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards:


(all-genre) Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity:


Luke Bryan

Nicki Minaj

The Chainsmokers

The Weeknd

Twenty One Pilots


(all-genre) Top Duo/Group:


The Chainsmokers


Florida Georgia Line

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 Pink, “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 Song:


Lauren Daigle, “Trust In You”

Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will”

Skillet, “Feel Invincible”

Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal, “Eye Of The Storm”

Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”


Top Christian Album:


Casting Crowns, The Very Next Thing

Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be

Joey + Rory, Hymns

Hillary Scott & The Family, Love Remains

Skillet, Unleashed


Top Christian Artist:


Lauren Daigle

Hillsong Worship

Hillary Scott & the Family


Chris Tomlin

Lady A Wants To Record A Taylor Swift Song

Given the success Little Big Town’s single, “Better Man,” has had so far, there’s little doubt that other artists are also interested in releasing a Taylor Swift-penned song to radio. One of those interested groups is Lady Antebellum, who recently talked to Billboard about the prospect of recording a song written by Swift. Hillary Scott said, “I mean honestly Taylor, call us. Like, we’re up for whatever. Let’s go.”


Charles Kelley said they’d probably want Taylor to pen “a nostalgic song” for them, but there’s something else they want, too. Kelley jokes, “I hope it would be No.1. That’s all I want. It better go No. 1 though. If we cut a song and it goes like No. 2, I’m going to be so disappointed.”


Charles Kelley Announces “The Driver” Release Date

Charles Kelley has announced that his debut solo studio album, The Driver, will be released on February 5th. The Driver will be Charles’ first album released without his Lady Antebellum bandmates, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood. Kelley shares, “At first, it was really weird to go in the booth and be like, ‘Where’s Hillary? Where’s Dave? But it was very exciting to be the leader in there and go, “This is it, I’m doing this.'”

Hillary Scott Talks Music In Her Family

As the daughter of singer Linda Davis, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott has always been exposed to music, and following in her mom’s footsteps just seemed like the natural path for her. Hillary tells the Argus Leader, “Honestly, (music’s) like breathing in our family. We don’t know really know how not to do it and I love that.”


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