Nominees for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards have been announced & Country Music is once again recognized in the all-genres categories.  Country Newcomer and ACM New Artist of the Year Scotty McCreery is nominated for Top New Artist! Lady Antebellum is also nominated in Top Duo/Group category, while Taylor Swift receives a nomination for Top Touring Artist.  Carrie Underwood is set to perform on 2012 Billboard Music Awards which takes place on May 20 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand.  The awards will be televised Live on ABC at 8pm EST. 

Top New Artist:
Bad Meets Evil
Big Sean
Foster The People
Scotty McCreery
Wiz Khalifa

Top Duo/Group:
The Black Eyed Peas
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5

Top Touring Artist:
Bon Jovi
Taylor Swift
Take That
Roger Waters

Top Country Artist:
Jason Aldean
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean “My Kinda Party”
The Band Perry “The Band Perry”
Luke Bryan “Tailgates & Tanlines’
Lady Antebellum “We Own The Night”
Scotty McCreery “Clear As Day”

Top Country Song:
Jason Aldean “Dirt Road Anthem”
Luke Bryan “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”
Eli Young Band “Crazy Girl”
Lady Antebellum “Just A Kiss”
Blake Shelton “Honey Bee”

For a full list of nominees, please click HERE.

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