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Luke Combs, Dan + Shay and More Earn 2020 Billboard Music Awards Nominations

Be sure to choose your favorites in the fan voted categories on TikTok!

Written by Lauren Laffer
Luke Combs, Dan + Shay and More Earn 2020 Billboard Music Awards Nominations
BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 06: American singer Luke Combs performs live on stage during a concert at the Country To Country Festival on March 6, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns)

The nominations for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards have arrived, with some of country music’s biggest names landing nods for their hard work over the last year and a half.

Topping the country music nominations is Luke Combs and Dan + Shay, each with four total nominations. Both acts not only earned nominations in country specific categories, but also earned mentions in the all-genre Billboard Chart Achievement Award and Top Duo/Group, respectively.

Additionally, Thomas Rhett earned spots in the Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, Top Country Album categories. Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line and George Strait will come head to head in the Top Country Tour category. Viral artist Lil Nas X earned 13 nominations in total, several of which for his collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus on “Old Town Road.” However, most of those nominations earned him recognition in the rap categories at the Billboard Music Awards.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, will broadcast live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Please note that this year’s awards will be based on the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020 per the show’s originally scheduled April 29, 2020 show. The show was postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. To maintain consistent tracking for future shows, the original eligibility period remains intact.

See the country nominees below:

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan Voted):
Mariah Carey
Luke Combs
Lil Nas X
Harry Styles
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
BTS
Dan + Shay
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco

Top Country Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Maren Morris
Thomas Rhett

Top Country Male Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett

Top Country Female Artist:
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group:
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Top Country Tour:
Eric Church
Florida Georgia Line
George Strait

Top Country Album:
Kane Brown “Experiment”
Luke Combs “What You See Is What You Get”
Maren Morris “GIRL”
Thomas Rhett “Center Point Road”
Morgan Wallen “If I Know Me”

Top Hot 100 Song:
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”

Top Streaming Song:
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lil Tecca “Ran$om”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

Top Selling Song:
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Blake Shelton “God’s Country”

Top Collaboration (Fan Voted):
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber “I Don’t Care”

Top Country Song:
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”
Maren Morris “The Bones”
Old Dominion “One Man Band”
Blake Shelton “God’s Country”
Morgan Wallen “Whiskey Glasses”