Lady Antebellum and newcomer Easton Corbin lead the field for the inaugural American Country Awards with seven nominations apiece.
Carrie Underwood is next with six nominations and Josh Turner has five. Country music’s newest awards show debuts Dec. 6 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. All finalists will be determined by fan voting, which opened Monday.
Lady A was nominated for artist of the year, album of the year and single of the year. Easton was nominated for both artist andbreakthrough artist of the year and single of the year. Underwood also was nominated for artist of the year.
Fans can vote for their favorites in each category on the award show’s website through Nov. 8 except artist of the year. Voting closes in that category on Dec. 4.