The nominees in the 2018 Billboard Music Awards were announced yesterday and country music was well represented. On the list of nominees…Chris Stapleton with 5 nominations, one of which is for Country Male Artist of the Year, competing against Thomas Rhett and Sam Hunt.
Dustin Lynch is up for his very first Billboard Award for Top Country Song. And in the Top Country Female Artist category, it's Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, and Maren Morris. In all, country artists showed up in 12 different categories.
The May 20th show will be hosted by 12-time Billboard Music Awards winner Kelly Clarkson.