Garth Brooks, Kane Brown and Luke Combs Confirmed For 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Garth Brooks, Kane Brown and Luke Combs are among the artists confirmed to perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards….


Lauren Jo Black

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October 6, 2020

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Garth Brooks, Kane Brown and Luke Combs are among the artists confirmed to perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.

Brooks will take the stage alongside five of his band members to perform during the star-studded show. The superstar will also receive the coveted Icon Award during the broadcast.

“I’m gonna be lucky enough to perform and pick up a little thing called the Icon Award,” Brooks previously shared. “I’m flattered. I’m humbled. This is gonna be fun.”

Garth Brooks, a 19-time Billboard Music Award winner, is one of only nine artists to ever receive the prestigious award, following Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.

Brown, who is a three-time nominee this year, will take the stage to perform his song “Be Like That” with Swae Lee and Khalid.

Combs, who took home the title of top country artist at last year, is also confirmed to perform. He is currently up for four BBMAs.

Hosted by Kelly Clarkson, the 2020 Billboard Music Awards will air live on NBC on Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET from Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.