Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban Among 2018 People’s Choice Nominees
Country music is making its presence known at the 2018 People's Choice Awards, with some of the genre's biggest acts appearing in major categories in the first round of voting. Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett are among those nominated in non-country themed categories, as well as scoring nods in their home territory.
Urban and Rhett are both up for the multi-genre Male Artist of 2018 category, along with mainstream stars including Drake, the Weeknd, Jay-Z and Ed Sheeran, while Underwood is the lone country star for Female Artist of 2018.
Meanwhile, in the Group of 2018 category, Little Big Town, Sugarland and Dan + Shay are all holding down the fort for country music among artists that include Imagine Dragons, 5 Seconds of Summer, Twenty One Pilots and more. Shania Twain and Kenny Chesney add country to Concert Tour of 2018 with the Now Tour and Trip Around the Sun Tour, respectively. Several favorite acts make the cut for Country Artist of 2018, including Rhett, Underwood and Urban, as well as Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Blake Shelton and more.
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Fans will learn who the final five nominees are in each category on Sept. 24. The final winners will be announced when the show airs live on Nov. 11 on E!.
Here is the full list of country stars nominated in the 2018 People's Choice Awards:
Country Artist of 2018
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town
Female Artist 2018
Male Artist of 2018
Group of 2018
Little Big Town
Dan + Shay
5 Seconds of Summer
Fall Out Boy
Panic! at the Disco
Twenty One Pilots
Concert Tour of 2018
Kenny Chesney - Trip Around the Sun Tour
Shania Twain - Now Tour
Britney Spears - Piece of Me Tour
Taylor Swift - Reputation Tour
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic Tour
Pink - Beautiful Trauma Tour
Imagine Dragons - Evolve World Tour
Justin Timberlake - Man of the Woods Tour
Beyonce and Jay-Z - On the Run II Tour
Katy Perry - Witness: The Tour
Foo Fighters - Concrete and Gold Tour
U2 - Experience + Innocence Tour
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