Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton Top Teen Choice Nominations
Other Multiple Nominees Include McCreery, Alaina, Lady A, Aldean, Hayes, Eli Young Band
Taylor Swift tops the country nominees in the Teen Choice Awards with recognition in four categories. Blake Shelton is close behind with three nominations. Scotty McCreery and fellow season 10 “American Idol” finalist Lauren Alaina have each been nominated for two awards, along with dual nominees Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Hunter Hayes and Eli Young Band. The show will be held July 22 in Los Angeles and airs live on FOX at 8 p.m. (ET).
Swift (right) landed nominations in two all-genre categories—female artist and single by a female artist (for “Eyes Open”)—as well as the female country artist and country song (“Sparks Fly”) categories. Shelton (pictured below) lands a nomination for male artist (an all-genre category), as well as landing a nod in the male country artist category and another for country song (“God Gave Me You”).
McCreery’s nominations are in the categories of male country artist and male TV reality star. Alaina’s nominations are for female country artist and female TV reality star.
Lady Antebellum is nominated in the all-genre music group category, as well as scoring a country group nomination. Aldean and Hayes are each nominated in the male country artist and country song categories. Eli Young Band earns recognition in both the country band and country song slots.
Here’s the full list of nominees in the four country-specific categories:
Male Country Artist
Female Country Artist
“Tattoos on This Town,” Jason Aldean
“Crazy Girl,” Eli Young Band
“Storm Warning,” Hunter Hayes
“God Gave Me You,” Blake Shelton
“Sparks Fly,” Taylor Swift
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
“I am so grateful for all of my teen fans,” says McCreery of his nominations. “Since I’m still a teenager myself, their support has meant everything to me over the last year.”
Says Alaina, “I am a big fan of the Teen Choice Awards and try to watch it every year. I love that this is a show where teenagers can rally behind their favorites. I think it’s super cool that I am nominated. I would love to take home a surfboard!”
Fans ages 13-19 can vote for their favorites in each category once per day here.
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Veteran entertainment journalist Phyllis Stark has been reporting extensively on the music industry for two decades. As a freelance writer, her work appears regularly in numerous publications and sites. She previously was Nashville Bureau Chief at Billboard magazine.