Kane Brown leads the list of country nominees at this year's American Music Awards, with three nods. While Brown's name was absent on a list of CMA Awards nominees, the "Lose It" hitmaker is up for Favorite Male Artist — Country, Favorite Album — Country for his 2016 self-titled debut release and Favorite Song — Country for his No. 1 single "Heaven" at the AMAs.

Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and Dan + Shay are close behind Brown, with two nods each. Rhett is also nominated as Favorite Male Artist — Country and Favorite Album — Country for Life Changes, while FGL are nominated in the category of Favorite Song — Country for their 41-week No. 1 hit with Bebe Rexha, "Meant to Be," plus Favorite Duo / Group Country. Dan + Shay are recognized with nods for Favorite Song — Country for "Tequila" as well as Favorite Duo / Group — Country.

Additional country acts who are nominated for 2018 American Music Awards include Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Kelsea BalleriniMaren Morris, Carrie Underwood and Lanco. A complete list of country nominees is below.

The American Music Awards honorees are tracked by Billboard, with winners based on total fan interaction, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring numbers in a specific period (Sept. 15, 2017, through Aug. 9, 2018, for the 2018 awards). The 2018 AMAs will be broadcast live on ABC from L.A.'s Microsoft Theater on Oct. 9 at 8PM ET.

2018 American Music Awards Country Nominees

Favorite Male Artist — Country

Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

Favorite Album — Country

Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One's for You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

Favorite Song — Country

Kane Brown, "Heaven"
Dan + Shay, "Tequila"
Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line, "Meant to Be"

Favorite Female Artist — Country

Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo / Group — Country

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Lanco

Is Kane Brown Country Music's Sexiest Male Artist?