Country Well-Represented at People’s Choice Awards

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Blake Shelton, the people's champion? When the People's Choice Awards are handed out in January, Blake just might walk away as the fans' favorite male artist in all genres.

The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and star of The Voice was included in the all-genre category alongside Chris Brown, Jason Mraz, Justin Bieber and Usher when the nominations were announced yesterday (Nov. 15). Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood also scored all-genre nominations and will compete against one another in the Favorite Female Artist category.

Jason Aldean helped announce this year's field, which finds the "Take a Little Ride" singer up for Favorite Country Artist.

The 2013 People's Choice Awards air Jan. 9 from Los Angeles on CBS. Fans can vote for the winners through Dec. 14 on peopleschoice.com and via Facebook and Twitter. 

For more on Blake and his surprise CMA Awards win, pick up the current issue of Country Weekly.

Here are the People's Choice Awards' country-related nominees and categories:

Favorite Male Artist

  • Blake Shelton
  • Chris Brown
  • Jason Mraz 
  • Justin Bieber
  • Usher

Favorite Female Artist

  • Adele
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Katy Perry
  • P!nk
  • Taylor Swift

Favorite Country Artist

  • Blake Shelton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Jason Aldean
  • Taylor Swift
  • Tim McGraw

Favorite Song

  • "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • "One More Night" - Maroon 5
  • "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" - Taylor Swift
  • "We Are Young" - Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
  • "What Makes You Beautiful" - One Direction 

Favorite Album

  • Believe - Justin Bieber
  • Blown Away - Carrie Underwood
  • Overexposed - Maroon 5
  • Some Nights - Fun.
  • Up All Night - One Direction

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