Are you a fan of awards shows? Do you watch the Oscars... the CMAs... the Golden Globes... the Emmys... the ACMs? How much creedence do you give these 'art contests? I know... I ask a lot of questions. Iask because, here comes yet another 'music awards' extravaganza. It's time for the Billboard Music Awards. According to CMT Daily Roundup,Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum are the leading country nominees. In addition, Jason Aldean, Sugarland and the Zac Brown Band received multiple nominations in the show’s three country categories. Lady Antebellum and Keith Urban have been announced as performers along with Black Eyed Peas, Taio Cruz, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna during the show which takes place live from Las Vegas May 22nd on ABC.

Here are the nominees in the 'country' categories;

Top Country Album

Jason Aldean – My Kinda Party

Taylor Swift – Speak Now

Lady Antebellum – Need You Now

Zac Brown Band – The Foundation

Sugarland – Incredible Machine
Top Country Artist

Jason Aldean

Zac Brown Band

Taylor Swift

Lady Antebellum

Kenny Chesney

Top Country Song

The Band Perry – “If I Die Young”

Lady Antebellun – “Need You Now”

Miranda Lambert – “House That Built Me”

Sugarland – “Stuck Like Glue”

Taylor Swift – “Mine”

Good luck to your favorites! Maybe we could start a pool and do it like the NCAA basketball brackets!  Hmmm...