Maren Morris Named Top Country Female Artist At 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Maren Morris continues to rake in the accolades! The superstar was named Top Country Female Artist at the 2020 Billboard…


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October 15, 2020


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Maren Morris continues to rake in the accolades!

The superstar was named Top Country Female Artist at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday (Oct. 14).

The trophy was awarded off-camera and announced following NBC’s broadcast of the show.

“The bones are good. 🙌🏼 Thank you, @billboard,” Morris wrote upon hearing the news.

Also nominated for Top Country Female Artist were Kacey Musgraves and Carrie Underwood.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards aired Wednesday night (Oct. 14) on NBC and featured performances from Luke Combs, Garth Brooks and Kane Brown as well as Demi Lovato, Post Malone, BTS, Alicia Keys, Doja Cat, Sia and more. The Billboard Music Awards were produced by Dick Clark Productions. Amy Thurlow, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Linda Gierahn, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton served as executive producers.

The event was hosted by Kelly Clarkson for the third consecutive year.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards were originally scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 29, but were forced to be postponed due to the ongoing pandemic.

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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.