People's Choice Country Awards

Nominations Announced for People’s Choice Country Awards: See all Details and Nominees

The first-ever “People’s Choice Country Awards” nominations are finally here! An award show for the people and by the people, the “People’s Choice Country Awards” will recognize the biggest and best country music has to offer, chosen entirely by the fans. Hosted by Little Big Town, the evening will be taking place at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN on Thursday, September 28 at 8/7c.

The voting frenzy has officially kicked off, giving fans around the globe the power to choose their favorites across 12 fantastic categories.

Blake Shelton, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Lainey Wilson, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Old Dominion and Zach Bryan are up for the biggest honor of the night, the People’s Artist of 2023.

See the full list of nominations for the “People’s Choice Country Awards” below:

People’s Artist of 2023

  1. Blake Shelton
  2. Kane Brown
  3. Kelsea Ballerini
  4. Lainey Wilson
  5. Luke Combs
  6. Morgan Wallen
  7. Old Dominion
  8. Zach Bryan

Male Artist of 2023

  1. Bailey Zimmerman
  2. Blake Shelton
  3. HARDY
  4. Jelly Roll
  5. Kane Brown
  6. Luke Combs
  7. Morgan Wallen
  8. Zach Bryan

Female Artist of 2023

  1. Ashley McBryde
  2. Carly Pearce
  3. Carrie Underwood
  4. Elle King
  5. Kelsea Ballerini
  6. Lainey Wilson
  7. Megan Moroney
  8. Miranda Lambert

Group/Duo of 2023

  1. Brothers Osborne
  2. Dan + Shay
  3. Lady A
  4. Little Big Town
  5. Maddie & Tae
  6. Old Dominion
  7. Parmalee
  8. The War and Treaty

New Artist of 2023

  1. Bailey Zimmerman
  2. Corey Kent
  4. Ingrid Andress
  5. Jelly Roll
  6. Megan Moroney
  7. Priscilla Block
  8. Zach Bryan

Social Country Star of 2023

  1. Bailey Zimmerman
  2. Blake Shelton
  3. Carrie Underwood
  4. Dolly Parton
  5. Kelsea Ballerini
  6. Luke Combs
  7. Morgan Wallen
  8. Shania Twain

Song of 2023

  1. Fast Car – Luke Combs Songwriter: Tracy Chapman
  2. Last Night – Morgan Wallen Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, John Byron, Ryan Vojtesak
  3. Love You Anyway – Luke Combs Songwriters: Dan Isbell, Luke Combs, Ray Fulcher
  4. Need A Favor – Jelly Roll Songwriters: Austin Nivarel, Jason DeFord/Jelly Roll, Joe Ragosta, Rob Ragosta
  5. Tennessee Orange – Megan Moroney Songwriters: Ben Williams, David Fanning, Megan Moroney, Paul Jenkins
  6. Thank God – Kane Brown, Katelyn Brown Songwriters: Christian Stalnecker, Jared Mullins, Jaxson Free, Josh Hoge, Kyle Fishman
  7. Thinkin’ Bout Me – Morgan Wallen Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, John Byron, Ryan Vojtesak, Taylor Phillips
  8. wait in the truck – HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson Songwriters: Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy, Renee Blair

Collaboration Song of 2023

  1. Beer With My Friends – Kenny Chesney & Old Dominion Songwriters: Bryan Simpson, David Lee Murphy, Shy Carter
  2. Cowgirls – Morgan Wallen feat. ERNEST
    Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Ernest Keith Smith, James Maddocks, Milan Modi, Rocky Block, Ryan Vojtesak
  3. red – HARDY feat. Morgan Wallen
    Songwriters: Michael Hardy, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, Jacob Rice
  1. Save Me – Jelly Roll with Lainey Wilson Songwriters: David Ray, Jason DeFord/Jelly Roll
  2. Thank God – Kane Brown, Katelyn Brown
    Songwriters: Christian Stalnecker, Jared Mullins, Jaxson Free, Josh Hoge, Kyle Fishman
  3. wait in the truck – HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson
    Songwriters: Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy, Renee Blair
  4. We Don’t Fight Anymore – Carly Pearce, Chris Stapleton Songwriters: Shane McAnally, Carly Pearce, Pete Good
  5. You, Me, And Whiskey – Justin Moore, Priscilla Block Songwriters: Brock Berryhill, Jessi Alexander, Cole Taylor

Crossover Song of 2023

  1. Dawns – Zach Bryan feat. Maggie Rogers Songwriters: Maggie Rogers, Zachary Lane Bryan
  2. Just Say I’m Sorry – P!nk, Chris Stapleton Songwriters: Alecia Moore, Chris Stapleton
  3. Life Goes On – Ed Sheeran feat. Luke Combs Songwriter: Ed Sheeran
  4. Seasons – Bebe Rexha, Dolly Parton
    Songwriters: Bebe Rexha, Ido Zmishlany, Sarah Solovay
  5. Texas – Jessie Murph feat. Maren Morris
    Songwriters: Alex Niceforo, Amy Allen, Jessie Murph, Warren “Oak” Felder
  6. That’s Not How This Works – Charlie Puth feat. Dan + Shay Songwriters: Jordan Reynolds, Charlie Puth, Dan Smyers
  7. UNHEALTHY – Anne-Marie feat. Shania Twain
    Anne-Marie Nicholson, CASTLE, Connor McDonough, Riley McDonough
  8. Wasted – Diplo feat. Kodak Black & Koe Wetzel
    Songwriters: Bill K. Kapri, Richard Cook Mears IV, Ropyr Wetzel, Thomas Wesley Pentz

Album of 2023

  1. Bell Bottom Country – Lainey Wilson
  2. Different Man – Kane Brown
  3. Gettin’ Old – Luke Combs
  4. One Thing At A Time – Morgan Wallen
  5. Religiously. The Album. – Bailey Zimmerman
  6. Rolling Up The Welcome Mat – Kelsea Ballerini
  7. the mockingbird & THE CROW – HARDY
  8. Whitsitt Chapel – Jelly Roll

Music Video of 2023

  1. In Your Love – Tyler Childers
  2. Need a Favor – Jelly Roll
  3. Tennessee Orange – Megan Moroney
  4. Thank God – Kane Brown, Katelyn Brown
  5. Thought You Should Know – Morgan Wallen
  6. wait in the truck – HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson

Concert Tour of 2023

  1. Blake Shelton: Back to the Honky Tonk Tour
  2. Carrie Underwood: Denim & Rhinestones Tour
  3. Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show Tour
  4. Kenny Chesney: I Go Back 2023 Tour
  5. Luke Combs World Tour
  6. Morgan Wallen: One Night At A Time World Tour
  7. Shania Twain: Queen of Me Tour
  8. Zach Bryan: The Burn, Burn, Burn Tour

Voting for the 2023 “People’s Choice Country Awards” begins today and runs through Friday, August 25, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Fans can vote now online by clicking here. Additionally, votes cast on Turbo Tuesday, August 22 (12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. ET) will count twice.

You can also purchase tickets through the Grande Ole Opry here.

The inaugural telecast hosted by Little Big Town will air live Thursday, September 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and Peacock.

As previously announced, country legend Toby Keith will receive the Country Music Icon Award, presented by Blake Shelton.