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Taylor Swift, the Band Perry Lead 2011 American Music Awards’ Country Nominees

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Taylor Swift and the Band Perry have scored three American Music Award nominations, the most of any country artists this year. In addition to nods for Favorite Female Country Artist and Favorite Country Album (for ‘Speak Now’), Taylor is up for the biggest prize of the night: Artist of the Year, competing against Adele, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry. The Perry siblings join Taylor in the Favorite Country Album category (for their self-titled debut), along with nods for Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group and New Country Artist of the Year.

Double nominee Jason Aldean is also up for Favorite Country Album, along with Favorite Male Country Artist, alongside Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton. Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band scored Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group nods with the Band Perry. And Taylor’s fellow nominees in the Favorite Female Country Artist category are Miranda Lambert and Sara Evans. Thompson Square are first-time AMA nominees in the New Country Artist category.

The 2011 American Music Awards air live on ABC, Nov. 20 at 8:00 PM ET. Adele, whose latest album ’21’ will likely be this year’s best-selling CD in any genre, leads the AMA pack with four nods. See the full list of nominees below, and cast your votes here.

2011 American Music Awards Nominees:

Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Male Artist
Bruno Mars
Justin Bieber

Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Female Artist
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga

Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Maroon 5

Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Album
Adele – ’21’
Rihanna – ‘Loud’
Lady Gaga – ‘Born This Way’

Country Music: Favorite Male Artist
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton

Country Music: Favorite Female Artist
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift

Country Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group
The Band Perry
Lady Antebellum
Zac Brown Band

Country Music: Favorite Album
Taylor Swift – ‘Speak Now’
The Band Perry – ‘The Band Perry’
Jason Aldean – ‘My Kinda Party’

Rap/Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Artist
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West

Rap/Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Album
Jay-Z and Kanye West – ‘Watch the Throne’
Nicki Minaj – ‘Pink Friday’
Lil Wayne – ‘Tha Carter IV’

Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favorite Male Artist
Chris Brown
Trey Songz

Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favorite Female Artist
Kelly Rowland

Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favorite Album
Beyonce – ‘4’
Chris Brown – ‘F.A.M.E.’
Rihanna – ‘Loud’

Alternative Rock Music: Favorite Artist
Foo Fighters
Black Eyes
Mumford & Sons

Adult Contemporary Music: Favorite Artist
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry

Latin Music: Favorite Artist
Enrique Iglesias
Jennifer Lopez

Contemporary Inspirational Music: Favorite Artist
Casting Crowns
Third Day

Artist of the Year
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Taylor Swift
Katy Perry

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