Country Artists Nominated for 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Announced earlier today, the nominations for the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards and country artists were not only found in the country music categories but Luke Combs was nominated for Male Artist of the Year while Dan + Shay were nominated in the Best Duo/Group of the Year category.

Maren Morris iHeartRadio Music Awards

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Notably, Maren Morris was nominated for Country Song of the Year for “GIRL” and Best Lyrics for The Bones, a socially voted award. Ashley Gorley, country songwriter who we sat down with this past fall was also nominated for Songwriter of the Year. All five of the Best New Country Artist nominees are rising artists that NYCountry Swag has worked with in the past including Jimmie Allen, Matt Stell, Morgan Wallen, Runaway June, and Riley Green.

The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards will happen live on March 29th at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Fox at 8 PM ET.

Check out the full list of country music categories and the artists that were nominated here:

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



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