The winner of the Hot Country Artist Award is the man or woman who puts it all together best. Nominees have been active on the road, in the studio and on social media. Fans will pick the winner from the 10 nominees below. On May 16, this list of 10 nominees will be trimmed to five finalists. Voting ends on May 27. Taste of Country’s Summer Hot List Awards are your chance to select the best in country music. Be sure to vote for all seven categories.

Country Music's 50 Best Summer Songs

Country music is loaded with great summer songs made for taking the stress away. Vacation songs, beach songs, road trip songs and tailgate songs make up this ultimate summertime playlist. Who do you think has the best country summer song?

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