Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum are among the latest additions to the American Music Awards lineup. The country stars, who are both nominees heading into the event, have been tapped to serve as presenters at Sunday's ceremony.
Swift is leading the way for country with five chances to win, including a bid for Artist of the Year. Lady A is up for Favorite Band, Duo, or Group - Country along with The Band Perry and four-time nominee Florida Georgia Line - who's among the performers set for the ceremony. Luke Bryan, who's up for two awards, will perform as well.
Other country nominees include Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Hunter Hayes, and Carrie Underwood. The fan-voted American Music Awards will be presented at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, and air on ABC on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
Country-related nominees for the 2013 American Music Awards
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Bruno Mars Rihanna Taylor Swift Justin Timberlake
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL'S
Florida Georgia Line Ariana Grande Imagine Dragons Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Phillip Phillps
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly, "Cruise" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz, "Thrift Shop" Robin Thicke Featuring Pharrell & T.I., "Blurred Lines"
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK
P!nk Rihanna Taylor Swift
FAVORITE ALBUM - POP/ROCK
One Direction, "Take Me Home" Taylor Swift, "Red" Justin Timberlake, "The 20/20 Experience"
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - COUNTRY
Luke Bryan Hunter Hayes Blake Shelton
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - COUNTRY
Miranda Lambert Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood
FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP - COUNTRY
The Band Perry Florida Georgia Line Lady Antebellum
FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY
Luke Bryan, "Crash My Party" Florida Georgia Line, "Here's To The Good Times" Taylor Swift, "Red"
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