Kane Brown Leads Country Pack with 3 American Music Awards Nominations

Kane Brown CMA performance
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Kane Brown is leading the way for country music artists after receiving 3 nominations at the American Music Awards.

Kane garnered nominations in the Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Album and Favorite Song (“Heaven”) categories. The Georgia native will be vying for the Favorite Male Artist against heavyweights Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett.

Close behind Kane, with 2 noms each are Thomas Rhett, FGL , Dan+Shay, and Maren Morris, who picked up a nomination outside of the country category for “The Middle,” with Zedd and Grey.

Absent from the list is Keith Urban who ran away with 3 wins last year, at the 2017 American Music Awards for Ripcord. And the surprise nod goes to LANCO in the Favorite Duo or Group category in lieu of Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and Brothers Osborne.

Favorite Male Artist – Country

Kane Brown

Luke Bryan

Thomas Rhett

Favorite Female Artist – Country

Kelsea Ballerini

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group – Country

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line


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 and Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”

Collaboration of the Year

Camila Cabello “Havana (feat. Young Thug)”

Post Malone, “Rock Star (feat. 21 Savage)”

Bruno Mars and Cardi B, “Finesse”

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”

Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, “The Middle”