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Carrie Underwood and MercyMe nominated for 2019 Billboard Music Awards

Carrie Underwood. Photo provided
Carrie Underwood. Photo provided

Carrie Underwood, who hails from Checotah, and MercyMe, which got its start in Edmond, are among the nominees for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. 

Underwood is nominated for Top Country Female Artist and Top Country Album for her 2018 release "Cry Pretty." MercyMe earned a nod for Top Christian Artist, according to

Kelly Clarkson will host the 2019 Billboard Music Awards live from the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1. The show will air at 7 p.m. on NBC.

Cardi B leads all contenders, with 21 nominations in 18 categories, just missing the record for most nominations set by Drake and The Chainsmokers, who each had 22 in 2017. The "I Like It" rapper will compete against herself in three categories: Top Hot 100 Song, Top-selling Song and Top Collaboration.

Following Cardi B, Drake and Post Malone each snagged 17 nominations. Travis Scott is up for 12 awards, and XXXTentacion is nominated for 10.

For a full list of nominees, click here


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Brandy McDonnell

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