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Justin Bieber, One Direction, and Taylor Swift top list of Radio Disney Music Awards nominees: EXCLUSIVE

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Ready for the Bestest Radio Disney Music Awards Evah? Well, then get going. Fans can start voting today for nominees like Justin Bieber, One Direction, and Taylor Swift to win top honors at the event, which will be held on Saturday, April 27 at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. The R&B group Mindless Behavior joins the slate of scheduled performers, which already includes Selena Gomez, Cher Lloyd, Bridgit Mendler, Cody Simpson, Austin Mahone, and Coco Jones.

Fans can cast their votes for their favorite artists on RadioDisney.com, Facebook, Twitter and by texting RDMA to DISNEY (347639). Voting ends on Monday, April 14.

Check out the full list of nominees after the jump.


The Compromise: About those post-kids music tastes...

Krissy Mac has three kids ages 6, 3 1/2, and 1 1/2. If she did a tequila shot for every time she said “No,” “Stop” or “Why isn’t anyone listening to me?” she’d be one happy lady. Instead, she spends her days trying to avoid meltdowns–her own.  She writes about the completely uncontrolled chaos that is her life at www.whoneedsanap.me.

I would love to be able to tell you something super cool about myself like “I started listening to Led Zeppelin when I was 2 years old,” or “When the other 12-year-old girls had posters of the Coreys (the 80s…some of you remember. The rest of you… Google it), I had one of Bob Dylan.”

Unfortunately, those would be lies.

This is more than a bit embarrassing but… my very first musical purchase was a record called Original TV Soundtrack: The Jetsons. It included the greatest hit, “Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah” which made it well-worth the $6.99 that I spent on it.

There are other vague memories of music standouts throughout my childhood. I remember hearing the Styx album come out of my brother’s bedroom when I was eight. And listening to the Steve Miller Band in high school, while driving down to the Jersey Shore (this was pre-Snooki, but unfortunately not pre-Aqua Net). Once there, the Pretty in Pink soundtrack played on repeat. High school mix tapes included U2, Madonna, Sting, Peter Gabriel and it was Jersey, so of course, Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen were on the playlists, long before they were ever called playlists.

Then I went to college and my horizons expanded a bit more into classic rock including Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead. And it was 1993 when I first heard Phish. And started going to Phish shows. (Many, many Phish shows, but that’s another post entirely.)

In my most recent years, I have settled on a non-offensive mix of what some call adult alternative, classic rock, and jam band.

But in those same years, I have also had three kids. You can see where this is going, right? READ FULL STORY

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