Nominees have been announced at the Billboard Music Awards of 2018, and country singers are among the names of some of the most outstanding categories.
Chris Stapleton and the country's superstar-turned-pop Taylor Swift are both in the best-selling Album at the Billboard Music Awards of 2018. Stapleton is nominated for his From A Room: Volume 1, that took home Album of the Year at the ACM Awards 2018 on Sunday (April 15). Swift is nominated for her most recent pop offer, Reputation.
Stapleton is also nominated in several major and country categories, along with Sam Hunt whose "Body Like a Back Road" multiple score.
Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina Sam Hunt Dustin Lynch Florida Georgia Line and 2017 Taste of Country RISER Brett Young are among Country artists nominated in prominent country categories at the 2018 Billboard Music. Thomas Rhett Sam Hunt Kelsea Ballerini Maren Morris and more also represent country music in the nominations.
annual awards show, which recognizes the best-selling artists of each year, announced the 2018 nominees on Thursday (April 17). Twelve times Billboard Music Awards winner and 17 times nominee Kelly Clarkson will host the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 20. The broadcast will air live on NBC for the first time in 2018.
Nominated for the Billboard Music Awards 2018 (Country Nods):
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN
Pink, Beautiful Trauma  Ed Sheeran, Divide
Chris Stapleton, From a Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, Reputation
Top Country Song
] "What Ifs", Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina
"Body Like a Backroad", Sam Hunt
"Small Town Boy", Dustin Lynch
"Meant to Be", Bebe Rexha + Florida Georgia Line  "In case you did not" Know, "Brett Young
Top artist of Billboard 200
Taylor Swift  ] Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Ed Shee ran
Top Country Artist
Top Country Male Artist
Thomas Rhett  Chris Stapleton
Top Country Female Artist
Top Country Duo / Group
Florida Georgia Line
Zac Brown Band
Top Country Tour
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Top Country Album
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs,  This is for you
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Brett Young, Brett Young
Best Christian Album  Elevati on Adoration, There is a cloud
Hillsong United, Wonder
Worship Hillsong, Let There Be Light
Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection
Mercy Me, Lifer
Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, "Slow"
Sam Hunt, "The body as a way back"
Imagine Dragons, "Believer"
] Imagine Dragons, "Thunder"
Ed Sheeran, "Perfect"
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Country Tours on the road in 2018