Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton Among 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominees
The all-genre 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards return on March 11, and country artists will get their time to shine in country-specific categories.
Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Jon Pardi and Luke Combs are well represented among the iHeart Music Awards nominees — each is nominated for two prizes at the show, which will air from the Forum in Los Angeles. Newcomers Brett Young, Jon Pardi, Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina and Combs are up for Best New Country Artist.
The show — which airs live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on March 11 — celebrates the biggest songs and artists heard throughout 2017 and will include performances, collaborations and a number of celebrity guests, according to a press release.
Former country music darling Taylor Swift amassed several 2018 iHeart Awards nods, including Female Artist of the Year, Best Lyrics for "Look What You Made Me Do," Best Music Video for "Look What You Made Me Do," Cutest Musicians Pet for her cat, Olivia, and Best Fan Army for the Swifties.
2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Nominees:
Country Song of the Year:
"Body Like a Back Road" - Sam Hunt
"Dirt on My Boots" - Jon Pardi
"Hurricane" - Luke Combs
"Small Town Boy" - Dustin Lynch
"Unforgettable" - Thomas Rhett
Country Artist of the Year:
Best New Country Artist:
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