NBC goes nation with the first-ever People’s Choice Country Awards! The 2023 occasion will honor the most effective and brightest within the nation music world.
The dwell awards ceremony, which can air on Thursday, September 28, plans to “lean into the wealthy connection between nation music and the Opry via chart-topping musical performances, genre-bending collaborations, legendary tributes and shock moments,” NBC mentioned in a March press launch.
The People’s Choice Awards is historically the one completely fan-voted awards present and now the People’s Choice Country Awards will comply with in its footsteps. “We’re excited to accomplice with the Grand Ole Opry to convey the 12 months’s greatest celebration in nation music to Nashville,” Senior Vice President of dwell occasions for NBCUniversal Television & Streaming, Cassandra Tryon, mentioned in a March assertion. “Country followers are enthusiastic about their music and there’s no higher place to host this occasion than from nation music’s greatest stage.”
Scroll down for the whole lot to know in regards to the 2023 awards present:
When and Where Will the 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards Take Place?
The inaugural occasion is about for Thursday, September 28, in Nashville, Tennessee. The present will start at 8 p.m. ET. and air dwell from the long-lasting Grand Ole Opry House.
Who Is Hosting the 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards?
Little Big Town — made up of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook — will emcee the awards present.
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Who Is Taking Home the 2023 People’s Icon Award?
Toby Keith might be honored with this 12 months’s People’s Icon Award. Keith, 62, launched his first self-titled studio album in 1993 and has since dropped a whopping 18 data together with 2021’s Peso in My Pocket, not together with his six compilation albums and two Christmas recordings.
In June 2022, Keith introduced he was identified with abdomen most cancers one 12 months prior. He has since taken a efficiency hiatus to battle the illness. The “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” singer gave followers an replace on his well being in June, telling The Oklahoman that he was nonetheless present process chemotherapy, however his tumor had shrunk by a 3rd.
Who Are the Top 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards Nominees?
The greatest award of the night time, The People’s Artist of 2023, is stacked filled with expertise, together with Blake Shelton, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Laney Wilson, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Old Dominion and Zach Bryan.
The Female Artist of 2023 class is equally as spectacular with Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, Elle King, Megan Maroney, Wilson, 31, and Ballerini, 30, all vying for the trophy.
Shelton, 47, Bryan, 27, Wallen, 30, Combs, 33, and Brown, 29, are all competing for The Male Artist of 2023 awards. They might be up towards Bailey Zimmerman, HARDY and Jelly Roll. Fans can vote for all 12 award classes on VotePCCA.com.
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Who Is the 2023 Country Champion Honoree?
Wynonna Judd might be named the 2023 Country Champion recipient through the September occasion. Judd, 59, bought her begin in nation music within the ‘80s alongside her late mom, Naomi Judd, who died in April 2022. The mother-daughter duo recorded six studio albums as The Judds from 1984 to 1990 and later two EPs.
Wynonna has had a profitable solo profession as nicely releasing 9 studio albums from 1992 to 2016. In August, she introduced her Back to Wy Tour, which kicks off in October. The performances will function songs from her 1992 debut report, Wynonna, and her sophomore album, 1993’s Tell Me Why, in addition to hits from her and Naomi’s catalog as The Judds.
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Which Musicians Are Performing?
NBC introduced in September that Dan + Shay, Shelton, Brown, Ballerini, Keith, Judd, Pearce, 33, HARDY, 33, Jelly Roll, 38, and Little Big Town will all take the stage through the present.
Where Can You Watch the 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards?
Viewers can tune in dwell on NBC or watch a dwell stream of the awards present on Peacock.