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Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood nominated for 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Blake Shelton [Jim Wright photo]
Blake Shelton [Jim Wright photo]

Tishomingo resident Blake Shelton and Checotah native Carrie Underwood are among the nominees for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.

According to Billboard, Shelton is nominated for Top Selling Song with his smash "God's Country. Other nominees in the cross-genre category include Lewis Capaldi's “Someone You Loved,” Billie Eilish's “bad guy,” Lil Nas X's (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus) “Old Town Road” and Lizzo's “Truth Hurts.”

“God’s Country” also earned the Ada native a nod in the Top Country Song contest, alongside Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber for “10,000 Hours,” Maren Morris for “The Bones,” Old Dominion for “One Man Band” and Morgan Wallen for “Whiskey Glasses.”

Underwood is nominated for Top Country Female Artist alongside Morris and Kacey Musgraves.  

With 16 nods, rapper Post Malone leads the 2020 Billboard Music Awards nominations, which dick clark productions and NBC revealed today.

First-time nominees Lil Nas X earned 13 nods, while Billie Eilish garnered 12. Khalid tied Eilish with 12 nominations, and Kanye West received nine nominations in Christian categories. 

Pop star and TV personality Kelly Clarkson will return to host the Billboard Music Awards, which will broadcast live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 on NBC.

This year’s awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020. The show was originally scheduled April 29 but postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to Billboard. 

This year's slate includes three fan-voted categories: the Billboard chart achievement award, top social artist and top collaboration. Voting opens on Oct. 1 and will be available on TikTok, this year’s primary voting platform.

To see the full list of 2020 Billboard Music Awards nominations, click here


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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1... Read more ›