Thomas Rhett and Shania Twain Among 2019 American Music Awards Performers

The 2019 American Music Awards are just days away and not only are a number of country music artists nominated,…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 19, 2019


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Thomas Rhett; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Shania Twain; Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

The 2019 American Music Awards are just days away and not only are a number of country music artists nominated, but a few artists will also take the stage to perform during the live telecast.

The show will feature performances by former country hitmaker Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Jonas Brothers, Green Day, Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello and many more, including country stars Thomas Rhett and Shania Twain.

Details surrounding Rhett’s performance have yet to be revealed, however, People confirmed that Twain will perform a medley of her greatest hits during the show. Twain’s performance will mark her first time performing on the AMA stage in 16 years.

Billy Ray Cyrus is this year’s most-nominated country artist with four nods, thanks to “Old Town Road,” his collaboration with Lil Nas X.

Luke Combs follows with three nominations, including a nod in the all-genre New Artist of the Year category. Kane Brown, Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay each earned two nominations. See the full list of country nominees HERE.

The 2019 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 8 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 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.