The nominees in the 2019 Billboard Music Awards have been announced, and the upcoming awards show will include some of the most important names in contemporary country music.

Kelly Clarkson and Dan + Shay were on hand during the 8AM ET hour of the Today show on Thursday (April 4) to announce the 2019 Billboard Music Awards nominees, revealing the names who were up for some of the biggest categories. The rest of the nominees for the big night were revealed afterward via social media.

Dan + Say appeared in the initial nominations, hearing their own name for Top Duo/Group.

"No, we didn't know!" Shay Mooney exclaimed. "We're next to Panic! At the Disco, BTS ... this is the best day of our lives."

Check out the rest of the 2019 Billboard Music Awards nominees below.

Top Female Artist:

Ariana Grande
Cardi B
Ella Mae
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:

Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Panic! At the Disco
Dan and Shay

Billboard Chart Achievement Award

Dan + Shay
Ariana Grande
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Dua Lipa

Top Touring Artist

Beyonce and Jay-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

Top Radio Song

Khalid & Normani, “Love Lies”
Maroon 5 Feat. Cardi B, “Girls Like You”
Post Malone, “Better Now”
Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, “The Middle”

Top Country Artist

Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line

Top Country Male Artist

Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs

Top Country Female Artist

Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Top Country Tour

Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Shania Twain

Top Country Album

Jason Aldean, Rearview Town
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Dan + Shan, Dan + Shay
Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty

Top Country Song

Kane Brown “Heaven”
Luke Combs “She Got the Best of Me”
Dan + Shay “Speechless”
Dan + Shay “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be”

Top Soundtrack

13 Reasons Why: Season 2
A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
Spider-Man, Into the Spider-Verse
The Greatest Showman

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