The American Music Awards have announced their nominations for 2012.  This award show was created by Dick Clark as a competitor to the Grammy Awards.  Votes are based on music buyers, social media, video viewing and your votes.  Check out the country nominees.

The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards Nominations Press Conference
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All genres of music are part of the award show, for a complete list click here, the country nominees are below. To vote for your favorites click here. The show airs on ABC November 18 at 8 p.m.

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church


FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP - COUNTRY

  • Zac Brown Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Rascal Flatts

FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY

  • Luke Bryan/Tailgates & Tanlines
  • Lionel Richie/Tuskegee
  • Carrie Underwood/Blown Away