Dan + Shay, Maren Morris, & Luke Combs Among 2020 American Music Awards Nominees

The nominees for the 2020 American Music Awards were revealed on Monday morning (Oct. 26) and there are quite a…

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Lauren Jo Black

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October 26, 2020

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Dan + Shay, Maren Morris, Luke Combs

The nominees for the 2020 American Music Awards were revealed on Monday morning (Oct. 26) and there are quite a few country artists among the mix.

Dan + Shay leads the pack with three nods, including a nomination in the all-genre Collaboration of the Year category for “10,000 Hours,” their collab with Justin Bieber.

Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen and Blake Shelton each received two nominations.

Check out the full list of country nominees below.

Collaboration of the Year

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage Remix”

Favorite Male Artist — Country

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen

Favorite Female Artist — Country

Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris

Favorite Duo or Group — Country

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Favorite Album — Country

Luke Combs, “What You See Is What You Get”
Blake Shelton, “Fully Loaded: God’s Country”
Morgan Wallen, “If I Know Me”

Favorite Song — Country

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”
Maren Morris, “The Bones”
Blake Shelton (Duet with Gwen Stefani), “Nobody But You”

The 2020 American Music Awards are set to air on Sunday, Nov. 22 from 8 to 11 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.