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Taylor Swift & Florida Georgia Line leading country AMA nominees

Taylor Swift & Florida Georgia Line leading country AMA nominees

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Taylor Swift and Florida Georgia Line could be among the big winners at this year's American Music Awards. 

Swift is heading into the event with five chances to win, while the country duo has four bids.  And they aren't just nominated in country-specific categories.  Taylor's nods include Artist of the Year, where she's facing the event's top nominee Macklemore & Ryan Lewis as well as Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, and Rihanna.  She's also up for both the Country and Pop/Rock Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Album awards. 

Florida Georgia Line is vying Single of the Year with their "Cruise" remake featuring Nelly and New Artist of the Year - which are both all-genre categories.  Their other bids are for Favorite Band, Duo, or Group - Country and Favorite Album - Country. 

Other country stars could be honored as well.  Luke Bryan has a pair of nominations, for Favorite Male Artist - Country and Favorite Album - Country.  Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, and Hunter Hayes are also nominees, along with Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, The Band Perry, and Mumford & Sons. 

The fan-voted American Music Awards will be presented at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.  Balloting is under way now at ama.votenow.tv.  The ceremony will air on ABC on November 24th. 

Country-related nominees for the 2013 American Music Awards 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 
Bruno Mars 
Rihanna 
Taylor Swift 
Justin Timberlake 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL'S 

Florida Georgia Line 
Ariana Grande 
Imagine Dragons 
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 
Phillip Phillps 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR 

Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly, "Cruise" 
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz, "Thrift Shop" 
Robin Thicke Featuring Pharrell & T.I., "Blurred Lines" 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK 

P!nk 
Rihanna 
Taylor Swift 

FAVORITE ALBUM - POP/ROCK 

One Direction, "Take Me Home" 
Taylor Swift, "Red" 
Justin Timberlake, "The 20/20 Experience" 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - COUNTRY 

Luke Bryan 
Hunter Hayes 
Blake Shelton 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - COUNTRY 

Miranda Lambert 
Taylor Swift 
Carrie Underwood 

FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP - COUNTRY 

The Band Perry 
Florida Georgia Line 
Lady Antebellum 

FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY 

Luke Bryan, "Crash My Party" 
Florida Georgia Line, "Here's To The Good Times" 
Taylor Swift, "Red" 

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