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Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett & More Nominated for American Music Awards

October 12, 2017

Country stars are taking over the 45th annual American Music Awards this year. The first set of nominees were announced on ABC's Good Morning America today (October 12).

This year there are 5 categories for the genre. Keith Urban leads the pack with 3 nominations including Favorite Album for his newest record, Ripcord. Sam Hunt follows with 2 nominations highlighting his smash hit, "Body Like a Back Road."

The American Music Awards will broadcast live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19 at 8pm ET. The program's host (and the event's performers) have not been announced yet.

See the (COUNTRY) categories, below:

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Keith Urban

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM 
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Chris Stapleton, From a Room:, Vol. 1
Keith Urban, Ripcord

FAVORITE SONG 
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”