The nominees for the 2018 iHeart Radio Music Awards were announced this week, and several major country stars are in the running for the numerous country categories at the show.
Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett are the only artists nominated in multiple categories, with both scoring a nod for Country Artist of the Year and Country Song of the Year, Hunt for "Body Like A Back Road" and Rhett for "Unforgettable."
Jon Pardi's "Dirt On My Boots," Luke Combs' "Hurricane" and Dustin Lynch's "Small Town Boy" round out the Country Song of the Year category, while Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean
Just one woman is nominated in all three categories, with Lauren Alaina representing with a nomination for Best New Country Artist.
Other categories include awards for Pop, Alternative Rock/Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B, Latin and Regional Mexican music. This year's coveted Song of the Year category includes "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, "Shape Of You" by Ed Sheeran, "Something Just Like This" by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, "That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars and "Wild Thoughts" by DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.
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See the country categories below, and check out the full list of nominees here.
Country Song of the Year:
- "Body Like A Back Road" - Sam Hunt
- "Dirt On My Boots" - Jon Pardi
- "Hurricane" - Luke Combs
- "Small Town Boy" - Dustin Lynch
- "Unforgettable" - Thomas Rhett
Country Artist of the Year:
- Blake Shelton
- Jason Aldean
- Luke Bryan
- Sam Hunt
- Thomas Rhett
Best New Country Artist:
- Brett Young
- Jon Pardi
- Kane Brown
- Lauren Alaina
- Luke Combs
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