Here's Every Country Artist Nominated At The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards will celebrate some of the most-played artists and songs of the year, including some of country music’s biggest stars.

The list of nominees was revealed on Wednesday morning (January 11) in a joint announcement by iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment. Country artists appearing on the list multiple times include Bailey Zimmerman, Carrie Underwood, Elle King, Jordan Davis, Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen and Shania Twain. Some country artists are also nominated in categories that are not specific to the genre, including King and Miranda Lambert (“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”) and Ballerini and Chesney (“half of my hometown”) in the Best Collaboration category, for example.

“It’s been a great year for music with so many inspiring hits, we can’t wait to celebrate these artists and songs at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards,” Tom Poleman, President and Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia, said in a statement. “Our annual awards show is one of the best in the industry at celebrating the power of music. This year’s show will once again entertain fans with incredible performances and special collaborations, it will be the year’s must-see event.”

Fans will get to weigh in on some of the categories, casting votes for this year’s Best Lyrics, Best Music Video, Best Fan Army, the Social Star Award, Favorite Tour Photographer, TikTok Bop of the Year, Favorite Documentary, Favorite Tour Style, Favorite Residency and Favorite Use of a Sample. Social voting begins Wednesday, and will close on March 20 at 11:59 p.m. PT for all categories. Fans can vote on Twitter with the appropriate category and nominee hashtags, or vote at

The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which is now in its 10th year, will air live from The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California, on Monday, March 27 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET live (PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Fans can also listen to the event on nationwide iHeartRadio stations and on the iHeartRadio app. Tickets to the event go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, February 15 at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT. The highly-anticipated awards show w ill celebrate the most-played music in 2022 and preview upcoming hits in 2023. Viewers can catch star-studded award presentations, live performances and more.

See the full list of nominees here.

See which country artists are nominated in each of the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards categories here:

Country Song of the Year:              


Country Artist of the Year:            


Best New Country Artist:               

Best Collaboration:              

  • “Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)”- Elle King & Miranda Lambert
  • “Cold Heart”- Elton John & Dua Lipa
  • “half of my hometown”- Kelsea Ballerini ft. Kenny Chesney
  • “I Like You (A Happier Song)” - Post Malone ft. Doja Cat
  • “INDUSTRY BABY” - Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
  • “One Right Now”- Post Malone & The Weeknd
  • “Sweetest Pie” - Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa
  • “Unholy” - Sam Smith & Kim Petras
  • “WAIT FOR U” – Future ft. Drake & Tems
  • “You Right” - Doja Cat ft. The Weeknd

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

  • “About Damn Time” – Lizzo
  • “abcdefu” - GAYLE
  • “Anti-Hero” - Taylor Swift
  • “Buy Dirt”- Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan
  • “Glimpse Of Us”- Joji 
  •  “Lift Me Up”- Rihanna 
  •  “N95” - Kendrick Lamar 
  •  “pushin P” – Gunna ft. Future, Young Thug
  • “Super Freaky Girl” - Nicki Minaj 
  • “Wasted On You” - Morgan Wallen
  •  “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”- Lin-Manuel Miranda performed by the Cast of Encanto

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category

  • Bailey Zimmerman
  • Charli D’Amelio
  • Em Beihold
  • GloRilla
  • JVKE
  • Lauren Spencer-Smith
  • Yung Gravy

Favorite Tour Photographer: *Socially Voted Category

  • Bad Bunny – SIEMPRERIC
  • Demi Lovato – Angelo Kritikos
  • Dua Lipa – Elizabeth Miranda
  • Halsey – Yasi
  • Harry Styles – Lloyd Wakefield
  • Louis Tomlinson – Joshua Halling
  • Luke CombsDavid Bergman
  • Machine Gun Kelly – Sam Cahill
  • Olivia Rodrigo – DONSLENS
  • Post Malone – Adam DeGross
  • twenty one pilots - Ashley Osborn
  • YUNGBLUD – Tom Pallant

Favorite Documentary: *Socially Voted Category

  • “Halftime” - Jennifer Lopez 
  • “Life in Pink” - Machine Gun Kelly 
  • “Love, Lizzo”- Lizzo 
  • “Niall Horan's Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar with Lewis Capaldi” - Niall Horan + Lewis Capaldi 
  • “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me” - Selena Gomez 
  • “Shania Twain: Not Just a Girl” - Shania Twain 
  • “Sheryl” - Sheryl Crow 
  • “Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby” - Lil Baby 

Favorite Tour Style: *Socially Voted Category

  • Bad Bunny
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Dua Lipa
  • Elton John
  • Harry Styles
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Rosalía
  • The Weeknd

Favorite Residency: *Socially Voted Category

  • “An Evening with Silk Sonic” - Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
  • “Enigma + Jazz & Piano” - Lady Gaga 
  • “Let’s Go!” - Shania Twain 
  • “Love In Las Vegas”- John Legend 
  • “Love On Tour” - Harry Styles 
  • “Play”- Katy Perry 
  • “REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency” – Carrie Underwood
  • “Usher: My Way - The Las Vegas Residency” - Usher
  • “Weekends with Adele” – Adele