Keith Urban Tops Country Nominees At AMAs

Keith Urban tops the list of nominees in the country music categories at this year’s American Music Awards.

Urban scored nods for Favorite Male Country Artist, Album (Ripcord) and Song (“Blue Ain’t Your Color”).

Also announced Thursday as nominees for Male Country Artist were Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett. Vying for the Female Country Artist honour are Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Carrie Underwood.

Jason Aldean and Chris Stapleton are Urban’s challengers in the Album category — for They Don’t Know and From a Room: Vol. 1 respectively.

Urban is up against Hunt (“Body Like a Back Road”) and Jon Pardi (“Dirt on My Boots”) for Country Song. "Blue Ain't Your Color" was co-written by Canada's Steven Lee Olsen.

Favorite Country Duo or Group nominees are Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town and Old Dominion.

The 45th annual American Music Awards will be handed out in Los Angeles on Nov. 19.

For all the AMA nominations, click here.