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Luke Bryan performs his Top 5 hit "Drunk on You" at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn.
LOS ANGELES — Rihanna and Nicki Minaj may be the leading nominees at the 40th annual American Music Awards with four nods each, but Leesburg native Luke Bryan got two nominations of his own.
Bryan was nominated for best country album for “Tailgates & Tanlines” along with Lionel Richie for “Tuskegee” and Carrie Underwood for “Blown Away.”
Bryan also received a nomination for best country male artist. Also nominated in the category are Jason Aldean and Eric Church.
Christina Aguilera announced the nominations Tuesday in Los Angeles. She also said she plans to perform at the ceremony next month.
Nominees are selected based on broadcast airplay and online popularity. Fans can vote online for their favorites in all 20 categories.
The American Music Awards will be presented Nov. 18 at Nokia Theatre and broadcast live on ABC.