The artist nominees for the 2011 American Music Awards were announced today.  The Band Perry, Taylor Swift, Sara Evans, Jason Aldean & many more Country Superstars were nominated for an award.  The awards are fan voted and you can start voting NOW by clicking HERE.  winners will be revealed LIVE during the 2011 American Music Awards SUNDAY NOV 20 8|7c on ABC!   The awards are set to take place Live at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, November 20th starting at 8:00 PM EST on ABC.

Artist of the Year

  • Adele
  • Lady Gaga
  • Katy Perry
  • Lil Wayne
  • Taylor Swift

Country Music: Favorite Female Artist

  • Sara Evans
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Taylor Swift

Country Music: Favorite Male Artist

  • Jason Aldean
  • Brad Paisley
  • Blake Shelton

Country Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group

  • Zac Brown Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • The Band Perry

Country Music: Favorite Album

  • Jason Aldean – My Kinda Party
  • Taylor Swift – Speak Now
  • The Band Perry – The Band Perry

Sprint New Artist of The Year:

  • Hot Chelle Rae – Pop Rock
  • Foster the People – Pop Rock
  • The Band Perry – Country
  • Thompson Square – Country
  • Marsha Ambrosius – R&B
  • Louis Migues – R&B
  • LMFAO – Rap
  • Wiz Khalifa – RAP