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The nominees for this year’s People’s Choice Awards have been revealed. 

There are 43 categories in all, and in addition to odd ones like Animal Star of the Year, Bingeworthy Show of 2018, and Competition Contestant of 2018, there are plenty of country stars who’ve received nods.

Keith Urban and Thomas Rhett compete for the mainstream Male Artist of the Year honor against the likes of pop stars Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars, while Carrie Underwood vies for Female Artist against Taylor Swift and Beyoncé.

Country makes an especially strong showing in the Group category, with Dan + ShaySugarland and Little Big Town in the running with Maroon 5. Kenny Chesney and Shania Twain go up against Beyoncé & Jay Z and Justin Timberlake for Concert Tour of 2018. 

Luke BryanJason AldeanKelsea BalleriniChris StapletonSam HuntBlake Shelton, and Florida Georgia Line also grab nominations for Country Artist, the show’s sole dedicated country category.

The People’s Choice Awards will air November 11 on E!, the first time the PCAs will air on the cable channel. They previously aired on CBS.

Here’s a rundown of the nominees in the top country-centric music categories.  You can vote for your faves now at E! Online:

Country Artist
Thomas Rhett
Luke Bryan
Jason Aldean
Kelsea Ballerini
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Little Big Town
Sam Hunt
Blake Shelton
Florida Georgia Line
Keith Urban

Male Artist of 2018
Post Malone
The Weeknd
Kendrick Lamar
Keith Urban
Ed Sheeran
Shawn Mendes
Thomas Rhett
Bruno Mars

Female Artist of 2018
Taylor Swift
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Nicki Minaj
Selena Gomez
Carrie Underwood
Jennifer Lopez
Dua Lipa

Group of 2018
Twenty One Pilots
Dan + Shay
Panic! At the Disco
Imagine Dragons
5 Seconds of Summer
Fall Out Boy
Little Big Town
Maroon 5

Concert Tour of 2018
Beyoncé & Jay Z, On the Run II Tour
Justin Timberlake, Man of the Woods Tour
U2, Experience + Innocence Tour
Kenny Chesney, Trip Around the Sun Tour
Taylor Swift, Reputation Tour
Britney Spears, Piece of Me Tour
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold Tour
Katy Perry, Witness Tour
Imagine Dragons, Evolve Tour
Bruno Mars, 24k Magic Tour
Pink, Beautiful Trauma Tour
Shania Twain, Now Tour

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