News

Taylor Swift nominated for 8 American Country Awards

Taylor Swift nominated for 8 American Country Awards

TAYLOR'S TOPS AGAIN: Taylor Swift is leading the pack in award nominations. Photo: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift leads the nominations for yet another country awards show.

Swift is up for eight trophies at the American Country Awards, which will run Dec. 10 on Fox.

Florida Georgia Line and Blake Shelton have seven each.

All three acts will compete for artist of the year, along with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.

PHOTOS: Taylor Swift’s Exes

Florida Georgia Line are also up for best new artist, up against Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Cassadee Pope and Thomas Rhett.

Fans can vote now, one vote each day, until Nov. 12. Voting for artist of the year will close on Dec. 7.

Trace Adkins and NASCAR’s Danica Patrick will host the show.

Recent Headlines

in National

TSA vows to close security gaps at U.S. airports

tsa

The new leader of the Transportation Security Administration said his top priority would be to close security gaps after an internal report showed 96 percent of undercover tests failed.

in National

Americans report improved health, better healthcare

healthcare

The study of more than 500,000 Americans found improvements in insurance coverage, access to primary care and prescriptions, and overall health since late 2013.

in National, Sports

Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC’s Bach

boston

Boston was picked by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games but rescinded its bid in a spectacular U-turn on Monday after the city's mayor said taxpayers could not afford to host the event.

in Sports

Platini to run for FIFA presidency

platini

UEFA head Michel Platini announced on Wednesday his intention to stand for presidency of FIFA in place of Sepp Blatter.

in National

U.S. homeownership hits 35 year-low, renting in vogue

housingmarket

The drop in ownership underscores the damage inflicted on housing by the recession and the economy's subsequent slow recovery from the downturn.