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Eric Church Up For Recognition In Billboard.com "Mid-Year Music Poll"


(Undated) -- Eric Church is getting some attention for his efforts over the first half of the year. The country star is in the running in a couple of categories in Billboard.com's "2014 Mid-Year Music Poll." His latest CD, "The Outsiders," is among the options for Favorite Number One Billboard 200 Album in the online survey, and he's also in the running for First-Half MVP. But other country stars are getting nods as well. Miranda Lambert's "Platinum" is another contender for favorite album, while Brantley Gilbert and Lucy Hale are both up for Breakout Star. Taylor Swift makes two appearances in the poll as well. She's up for consideration for Best Style, and "Possible New Music From Taylor Swift" is among the options for Most Anticipated Music Event of 2014's Second Half.

Iggy Azalea, Beyonce, and Pharrell are among the most prominent stars in the survey. Each category also includes an "Other" write-in option. Voting is open now at Billboard.com. The 2014 Mid-Year Music Poll results will be posted in early July.

Country-Related Billboard.com 2014 Mid-Year Poll Categories

FIRST-HALF MVP
Iggy Azalea
Pharrell Williams
Coldplay
Pitbull
The Black Keys
Bruno Mars
Beyonce
Katy Perry
Lana Del Rey
Ariana Grande
Eric Church
Other

FAVORITE NUMBER ONE BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM
Beyonce, "Beyonce"
Bruce Springsteen, "High Hopes"
Coldplay, "Ghost Stories"
Eric Church, "The Outsiders"
Jack White, "Lazaretto"
Miranda Lambert, "Platinum"
Rick Ross, "Mastermind"
ScHoolboy Q, "Oxymoron"
Soundtrack, "Frozen"
The Black Keys, "Turn Blue"
Various Artists, "Now 49"
Various Artists, "Now 50"
Other

BREAKOUT STAR
Sam Smith
Iggy Azalea
ScHoolboy Q
Brantley Gilbert
Kid Ink
5 Seconds of Summer
Bastille
Lucy Hale
Other

BEST STYLE
Kanye West
Miley Cyrus
Rihanna
Justin Timberlake
Bruno Mars
Beyonce
Iggy Azalea
Lana Del Rey
Shakira
Taylor Swift
Zendaya
Other

MOST ANTICIPATED MUSIC EVENT OF 2014's SECOND HALF
Beyonce & Jay Z's "On The Run" Tour
Eminem & Rihanna's "The Monster" Tour
Possible New Music From Taylor Swift
Possible New Music From Adele
Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V"
Foo Fighters' Next Album
Nicki Minaj's Next Album
Ariana Grande's Next Album
Queen & Adam Lambert's U.S. Tour
"Glee's" final season
Drake & Lil Wayne's Co-Headlining Tour
Other

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