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The full list of nominees for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards has been revealed, and Chris Stapleton and Sam Hunt lead the country nominees, with five nods each.

Sam finds himself nominated for both Top Country Artist and Top Male Artist, as well as Top Country Song for “Body Like a Back Road.” He also receives two nods in the all-genre categories of the Billboard Chart Achievement Award and Top Selling Song, for “Body Like a Back Road.”

Chris, meanwhile, is nominated in the Top Country Artist and Top Country Male Artist categories, as well as Top Country Album for From A Room: Volume 1. His all-genre nods include Top Selling Album with From A Room: Volume 1, and Top Billboard 200 Artist.

Florida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have three nods in the Top Country Duo/Group Artist, Top Country Tour and Top Country Song categories. Additional nominees include Kelsea BalleriniMiranda Lambert and Maren Morris, who are nominated for Top Country Female Artist, and Kane Brown and Luke Combs, who are nominated as Top Country Artist.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards air May 20 on NBC.

Here a list of the country nominees: 

Top Country Artist
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Top Country Male Artist
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Top Country Female Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris

Top Country Duo/Group Artist
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Top Country Album
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Brett Young, Brett Young

Top Country Song
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road”
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

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