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Luke Combs, Maren Morris lead country nominees at 'Billboard' Music Awards

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ABC/Mark LevineDan + ShayLuke Combs and Maren Morris are the most nominated county acts at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. 

Each act scored four nominations a piece, with the “Tequila” duo appearing in the categories of Top Duo/Group, Top Country Artist, Top Country Duo/Group and Top Country Song for their collaboration with Justin Bieber on “10,000 Hours.”

Luke is also up for Top Country Artist, along with Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album, for his record-breaking What You See Is What You Get. He’s also nominated for the fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement Award next to multi-genre heavy hitters Taylor SwiftHarry StylesMariah Carey and Lil Nas X.   

Maren is also vying for Top Country Artist, along with Top Country Album for Girl, while “The Bones” is up for Top Country Song. She’s also nominated for Top Country Female Artist alongside Carrie Underwood and Kacey Musgraves

Coming in behind them are Thomas Rhett and Kane Brown, who picked up three nominations each in the categories of Top Country Artist, Top Male Country Artist and Top Country Album.  In the latter category, Kane is nominated for Experiment and Thomas for Center Point Road. 

Florida Georgia LineGeorge Strait and Eric Church are among the other country nominees.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by Kelly Clarkson and air live on October 14 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.  Here are all the nominees in the country categories: 

Top Country Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Maren Morris
Thomas Rhett
Top Country Male Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Top Country Female Artist:
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood
Top Country Duo/Group:
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Top Country Tour:
Eric Church
Florida Georgia Line
George Strait

Top Country Album:
Kane Brown, Experiment
Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
Maren Morris, GIRL
Thomas Rhett, Center Point Road
Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me

Top Country Song:
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”
Maren Morris, “The Bones”
Old Dominion, “One Man Band”
Blake Shelton, “God’s Country”
Morgan Wallen, “Whiskey Glasses”

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan Voted):
Mariah Carey
Luke Combs
Lil Nas X
Harry Styles
Taylor Swift

By Cillea Houghton 
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