Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on ABC, will feature quite a bit of country flavor throughout the night. Kacey Musgraves and The Band Perry will join big-time nominee Taylor Swift on the performers lineup.
Taylor joins fun. and Maroon 5 as the lead nominees for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, with 11 nods apiece.
All three of those artists are up for the Top Artist prize too, along with One Direction and Rihanna. Taylor is also up for Top Female Artist, and for Top Billboard 200 Album for Red. Other categories including a nod for Taylor are Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Social Artist and Top Streaming Song (Video) for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
Taylor also got a mention in the Top Country Artist field, along with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes and Carrie Underwood.
Jason also picked up a nomination for Best Male Artist against Justin Bieber, Flo Rida, Bruno Mars and Drake. Taylor’s Red and Jason’s Night Train projects are up also for Top Country Album honors, along with Luke Bryan’s tailgates & tanlines, Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away and Tuskegee by Lionel Richie.
The finalists for Top Country Song are Luke Bryan’s “Drunk on You,” Eric Church‘s “Springsteen,” “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes’ “Wanted” and Taylor’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
Look for Florida Georgia Line, Shania Twain, Jennifer Nettles and Nashville‘s Hayden Panettiere to present trophies on the show too.
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas Sunday, May 19 at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC.
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