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Dan + Shay, Maren Morris & Luke Combs Among Top Nominees at 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards will air LIVE from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 29th @ 8PM ET/PT on FOX.

The nominees for the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards are here!

Spanning across genres including Pop, Country, Alternative Rock, Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B, Latin and Regional Mexican, the annual award show, now in its seventh year, will feature some of this year’s biggest acts in categories like Artist(s) of the Year, Album of the Year and the coveted Best New Artist.

Artists like Dan + Shay, Maren Morris, Luke Combs and Carrie Underwood scored multiple nominations in major Country categories this year, which you can vote for on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards beginning today through March 23rd.

This year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards is predicted to be more star-studded than ever, as its celebrating the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2019, while also offering a preview of the upcoming hits of 2020. Since the Awards’ inception in 2013, the show has included live performances and appearances by such superstar artists as Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Big Sean, Rihanna, Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Blake Shelton, Pharrell, Pitbull, Justin Bieber and many others.

The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards will air LIVE from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 29th @ 8PM ET/PT on FOX, iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and iHeartRadio, the all-in-one digital music, podcast, on demand and live-streaming radio service.

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2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards – Country Nominees

Male Artist of the Year:  

  • Ed Sheeran
  • Khalid
  • Luke Combs
  • Post Malone
  • Shawn Mendes

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 

  • Dan + Shay
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Maroon 5
  • Panic! At The Disco

Country Song of the Year:

  • “Beautiful Crazy” – Luke Combs
  • “GIRL” – Maren Morris
  • “God’s Country” – Blake Shelton
  • “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home” – Justin Moore
  • “Whiskey Glasses” – Morgan Wallen

Country Artist of the Year:

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Dan + Shay
  • Luke Bryan
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist:

  • Jimmie Allen
  • Matt Stell
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Riley Green
  • Runaway June

Songwriter of the Year:

  • Ashley Gorley
  • Finneas
  • Frank Dukes
  • Louis Bell
  • Savan Kotecha

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

  • “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
  • “7 rings” – Ariana Grande
  • “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
  • “Beautiful People” – Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid
  • “Hot Girl Summer” – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign
  • “Juice” – Lizzo
  • “Lose You To Love Me” – Selena Gomez
  • “Nightmare” – Halsey
  • “Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
  • “Someone You Loved” – Lewis Capaldi
  • “The Bones” – Maren Morris
  • “You Need to Calm Down” – Taylor Swift

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category

  • Led Zeppelin – “Black Dog” – Miley Cyrus cover
  • Ariana Grande – “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” – Lana Del Rey cover
  • Phil Collins – “Can’t Stop Loving You” – Taylor Swift cover
  • Sam Smith & Normani – “Dancing With A Stranger” – 5SOS cover
  • Elvin Bishop – “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack cover
  • The Rembrandts – “I’ll Be There For You” – Meghan Trainor cover
  • Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Keith Urban cover
  • Lewis Capaldi – “Someone You Loved” – Camila Cabello cover
  • Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” – Halsey cover
  • Post Malone – “Sunflower” – Vampire Weekend cover

Best Remix: *Socially Voted Category

  • “bad guy” – Billie Eilish (with Justin Bieber)
  • “Con Calma” – Daddy Yankee, Katy Perry featuring Snow
  • “Good As Hell” – Lizzo featuring Ariana Grande
  • “Higher Love” – Kygo & Whitney Houston
  • “Lover” – Taylor Swift featuring Shawn Mendes
  • “Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “The Bones” – Maren Morris featuring Hozier
  • “Thotiana” – Blueface featuring Cardi B and YG
  • “Trampoline” – SHAED featuring Zayn
  • “Without Me” – Halsey featuring Juice WRLD

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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