The Teen Choice Awards will air on Fox TV August 7, 7:00 CT. Already the favorites are Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Rascal Flatts and Blake Shelton. They all got multiple nods and are up for different awards.

Taylor Swift was noticeably the one artist that showed up in multiple genres of music. Miss Swift is in the running with the likes of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, from The Voice Cee Lo Green and from the Disney Channels "Wizards of Waverly Place" Selena Gomez, aka Justin Bieber's girlfriend.

While you may not be the least bit interested in the "Teen Choice Awards", you can surprise the kids by knowing who is up for an award and who your kids are looking to for fashion advise and leadership. While I wouldn't want my kid going to a Gaga concert. I do want to know what the kids are doing and thinking and who is influencing them.

I was shocked (tic) to learn while researching for one of my earlier blogs, that Taylor Swift loves to watch some MTV shows one called "Teen Mom" and another called "16 and Pregnant". Some of these shows I don't want my 8 year-old ever watching, because frankly, they were shocking to me. Swift also enjoys shows like "Law & Order" and believes that she could be "best friends forever with the character Detective Olivia Benson.

Okay, here's a list of the nominees:

Music – Female Artist
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Music – Male Country Artist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Music – Female Country Artist
Miranda Lambert
Jenette McCurdy
Kellie Pickler
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Music – Country Single
“If I Die Young,” The Band Perry
“Country Girl (Shake It for Me),” Luke Bryan
“Just a Kiss,” Lady Antebellum
“Honey Bee,” Blake Shelton
“Mean,” Taylor Swift

Music – Country Group
Lady Antebellum
The Band Perry
Rascal Flatts
Steel Magnolia
Little Big Town

Music – Love Song
“Come Down with Love,” Allstar Weekend
“Love You Like a Love Song,” Selena Gomez & The Scene
“Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars
“Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry
“Mine,” Taylor Swift

Music – Break-Up Song
“Rolling in the Deep,” Adele
“Forget You,” Cee Lo Green
“See No More,” Joe Jonas
“Grenade,” Bruno Mars
“Back to December,” Taylor Swift