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2017 Billboard Music Awards Nominees: Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan + More

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The 2017 Billboard Music Awards nominees have been revealed, and Florida Georgia Line lead the country categories with six nods. The duo have been recognized in the all-genre Top Duo/Group category alongside collaborators the Chainsmokers, Coldplay, Guns N’ Roses and Twenty One Pilots. They’ve also been listed in the Top Country Artist with Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton and Jason Aldean.

Additionally, Luke Bryan is nominated for the Billboard Chart Achievement Award, while Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line and Chris Young are recognized for their collaborations within the genre.

The first five categories were announced by Pete Wentz and Julia Michaels on Good Morning America Monday morning (April 10). The Billboard Music Awards will air on May 21 at 8PM on ABC. According to Billboard, the nominees are based on “key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement.” The awards are based on the reporting period of March 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017.

2017 Billboard Music Awards Nominees (Country):

Billboard Chart Achievement Award 
Luke Bryan
Nicki Minaj
The Chainsmokers
The Weeknd
Twenty One Pilots

Top Duo/Group:
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Florida Georgia Line
Guns N’ Roses
Twenty One Pilots

Top Country Artist:
Florida Georgia Line
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Dixie Chicks

Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong Worship
Hillary Scott & the Family
Skillet
Chris Tomlin

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots
Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Keith Urban, Ripcord

Top Christian Album:
Casting Crowns, The Very Next Thing
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
Joey + Rory, Hymns
Hillary Scott & The Family, Love Remains
Skillet, Unleashed

Top Country Song:
Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting the World on Fire”
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Top Country Collaboration:
Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King, “Different for Girls”
Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting the World on Fire”
Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill a Word”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Chris Young Featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”

Top Christian Song:
Lauren Daigle, “Trust on You”
Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will”
Skillet, “Feel Invincible”
Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal, “Eye of the Storm”
Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”

See Pictures From Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots Tour

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