The 2018 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) are just over a month away and the full list of nominations has finally been revealed. The show will air live from Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 at 8/7c on NBC.
Chris Stapleton is the lucky country artist to be nominated in an all-genre category with a nod in the Top Billboard 200 Artist alongside Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift.
Top Country Artist nominees include Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, and Chris Stapleton. Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, and Maren Morris are the three women nominated for Top Country Female Artist. They've even hinted that they're all going to wear matching dresses: we can't wait.
THIS IS RAD. https://t.co/u8EnjUZ7sS— Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) April 17, 2018
“What Ifs," “Small Town Boy," “Body Like a Backroad," “Meant to Be," and “In Case You Didn't Know" are all nominated for Top Country Song. Lauren Alaina could not believe the nomination and shared a photo of her and Kane Brown to celebrate!
This week was already the best week ever, but it just keeps getting more and more pheNOMenal! WE FOUND OUT THIS MORNING WE HAVE A BILLBOARD NOMINATION TOGETHER?! We've come a long way from middle school @kanebrown! Proud to be your friend. #whatif pic.twitter.com/fRowMBEZt3— Lauren Alaina (@Lauren_Alaina) April 17, 2018
See the full list of Country Nominees below and all-genre nominations HERE. Be sure to follow along with us on the big night to see who takes home the awards!
Full List of Country Music Nominations for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs):
Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Top Country Artist:
Top Country Male Artist:
Top Country Female Artist:
Top Country Duo/Group Artist:
Florida Georgia Line
Zac Brown Band
Top Country Tour:
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Top Country Album:
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One's For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Brett Young, Brett Young
Top Country Song:
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs"
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road"
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy"
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be"
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn't Know"