Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum Lead List of Country Finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, according to GAC.com. More after the jump.

The Billboard Music Awards take a holistic look at artist performance based on key fan interactions with music — finalists and winners are determined by chart performance and social and streaming activity as chronicled in Billboard magazine and on Billboard.com during the eligibility period of Feb, 28, 2010 and Mar. 1, 2011.

Some of the nominees for Best Country Artist: Taylor Swift, Lady A, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Zac Brown Band.

Miranda Lambert's 'House That Built Me' is nominated top Country for Song.

The 2011 Billboard Music Awards is set for May, 22nd at 7pm on ABC.