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Country music will be well-represented at Sunday’s American Music Awards, with both Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt competing in the major all-genre categories.

Sam has the most nominations of any country artist — up for three trophies, including New Artist against rapper Fetty Wap, Swedish singer Tove Lo, rockers WALK THE MOON and Canadian singer The Weeknd.

Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan each have two nods, with Luke competing against the likes of One Direction, Maroon 5 and overall top nominee Taylor Swift, who has six total, for Artist of the Year. Luke will sing his new duet “Home Alone Tonight” with Karen Fairchild as well, who’ll also hand out a trophy with her band, Favorite Group contender Little Big Town.

Potential Favorite Female winner Carrie Underwood will perform too, while her competitor Kelsea Ballerini will present. The boys from Florida Georgia Line will test their skills at teleprompter-reading as well.

The 2015 American Music Awards air live from Los Angeles Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Here are all the country nominees:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Luke Bryan
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
Fetty Wap
Sam Hunt
Tove Lo
Walk The Moon
The Weeknd

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — COUNTRY
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP — COUNTRY
Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town

FAVORITE ALBUM — COUNTRY
Jason Aldean, Old Boots, New Dirt
Florida Georgia Line, Anything Goes
Sam Hunt, Montevallo

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