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Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton Lead Country Nominees For The 2012 Teen Choice Awards

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Country music will be well-represented at this year’s 2012 Teen Choice Awards, which are set to air live on Sunday, July 22.

Many of the categories feature artists from various genres. Blake Shelton, for instance, goes up against Justin Bieber, Drake, Bruno Mars, and Pitbull as Choice Male Artist; Taylor Swift is nominated in the Choice Female Artist category alongside Adele, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and J. Lo; and Swift and Kelly Clarkson are both competing in the Choice Single By a Female Artist category against Adele, Katy Perry, and J. Lo.

The Eli Young Band also gets a nod as Breakout Group, though Young and company have some serious competition from hot boys bands One Direction and The Wanted, alt-rockers fun., and the duo Karmin.

The July 22 award show will be hosted by Glee‘s Kevin McHale and Demi Lovato, and awards are based on fan voting. So if you are between the ages of 13 and 19, head over to TeenChoiceAwards.com, where you can vote once per day, per category.

Below are the categories that include country music artists:

Choice Break-Up Song
“Climax,” Usher
“Payphone,” Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa
“Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson
“Wide Awake,” Katy Perry

Choice Music: Breakout Group Eli Young Band, fun., Karmin, One Direction, The Wanted

Choice Single By a Female Artist
“Set Fire to the Rain,” Adele
“Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson
“Dance Again,” Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
“Part of Me,” Katy Perry
“Eyes Open,” Taylor Swift

Choice Music Group Selena Gomez & The Scene, Gym Class Heroes, Lady Antebellum, LMFAO, The Wanted

Choice Male Country Artist : Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Scotty McCreery, Blake Shelton

Choice Female Country Artist : Lauren Alaina, Miranda Lambert, Kellie Pickler, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood

Choice Country Song : “Tattoos on This Town,” Jason Aldean; “Crazy Girl,” Eli Young Band; “Storm Warning,” Hunter Hayes; “God Gave Me You,” Blake Shelton ; “Sparks Fly,” Taylor Swift

Choice Country Group : The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Thompson Square

Choice Male Artist : Justin Bieber, Drake, Bruno Mars, Pitbull, Blake Shelton

Choice Female Artist: Adele, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Taylor Swift

The 2012 Teen Choice Awards will be broadcast live Sunday, July 22 at 8pm ET on Fox.

- Steve Koscik / US99.5

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