Cody Johnson Is Most-Nominated Country Artist At 2022 American Music Awards

The American Music Awards (AMAs) nominees have been announced and Cody Johnson leads the pack of country nominees with three…


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October 13, 2022


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The American Music Awards (AMAs) nominees have been announced and Cody Johnson leads the pack of country nominees with three nominations. 

The Texas native earned nods in the following categories: Favorite Male Country Artist, Favorite Country Album (Human The Double Album), and Favorite Country Song (“’Til You Can’t”).

“This feat goes to all the passionate #COJONation fans who buy and stream the music, come to the shows, and engage with us on every level. They have helped us pave the way we want to go with my brand of Country Music. I’m eternally grateful,” Johnson shared in a statement after the nominations were announced. 

Other top country nominees are Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, and Morgan Wallen, who secured two nominations each. 

Walker Hayes, Lainey Wilson, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay, Miranda Lambert, Lady A, Old Dominion, Parmalee, Zac Brown Band, Dustin Lynch, MacKenzie Porter, Jordan Davis, Luke Bryan were also nominated.

“Are you kidding me right now?! I’m speechless,” Wilson wrote on Instagram upon hearing the news. ”So excited to be nominated as the favorite female country artist at this years @amas!! The award is determined entirely on fan votes so y’all got the power! ❤️”

The fan-voted American Music Awards celebrates all genres of music and also recognizes nominees such as Bad Bunny, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Drake, Adele, Harry Styles and The Weeknd.

Fans can vote online and via Twitter for all categories now, with the exception of the K-Pop Artist category, which opens on Tuesday (Nov. 1). 

2022 AMAs are scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 20 at 8/7c on ABC. 

See a list of country categories below. For a full list of nominees in all categories click HERE

Favorite Male Country Artist

Chris Stapleton

Cody Johnson

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

Walker Hayes

Favorite Female Country Artist

Carrie Underwood

Lainey Wilson

Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift

Favorite Country Duo or Group

Dan + Shay

Lady A

Old Dominion


Zac Brown Band

Favorite Country Album

Carrie Underwood, Denim & Rhinestones

Cody Johnson, Human: The Double Album

Luke Combs, Growin’ Up

Taylor Swift, Red (Taylor’s Version)

Walker Hayes, Country Stuff: The Album

Favorite Country Song

Chris Stapleton, “You Should Probably Leave”

Cody Johnson, “’Til You Can’t”

Dustin Lynch ft. MacKenzie Porter, “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan, “Buy Dirt”

Morgan Wallen, “Wasted On You”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.