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People's Choice Country Awards 2023: Date, Nominees, Voting & Tickets

August 18, 2023 11:57 am GMT
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People's Choice Country Awards 2023

Date: Thursday, September 28th 2023

Time: 8/7c

Location: Opry House, Nashville

Performers: HARDY, Jelly Roll, Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown and more

Leading Winner: Jelly Roll (4 Wins)

Leading Nominee: Morgan Wallen (11 Nominations)

Channel: NBC & Peacock

Tickets: Here

The first ever People's Choice Country Awards took place on September 28, 2023 at the Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, with the genre's brightest array of stars descending on the iconic venue to battle it out for a plethora of coveted accolades.

The People's Choice Country Awards set itself apart from its competitors with a few exciting, left-field categories, such as ‘The Social Country Star of 2023’, which was awarded to Blake Shelton, and ‘The Crossover Song of 2023’, which went to Chris Stapleton and P!nk for their song 'Just Say I'm Sorry'.

The debut installment was hosted by Little Big Town, who performed a sizzling version of their hit single, 'Boondocks'. Additional blistering performances came from Kane Brown, HARDY, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce, Jelly Roll and more.

Elsewhere in the evening, Toby Keith was honored with the 2023 Country Icon award, presented by Shelton. Later on, Brothers Osborne presented Wynonna Judd with the 2023 Country Champion award for her long and fruitful career despite her many hardships. Both icons also treated fans to performances during the two-hour broadcast.

Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson and Jelly Roll were the big winners at the inaugural show.

Although not in attendance, Wallen was crowned The People's Artist of 2023, as well as picking up the coveted accolade for The Concert Tour of 2023 in recognition of his immensely popular One Night At A Time run of shows, which will continue in 2024. Completing the ‘Thinkin’ Bout Me’ songsmith's trio of awards was The Album of 2023 accolade, which he received for his record-breaking One Thing At A Time project.

Wilson walked away from the Opry with the well-deserved gong for The Female Artist of 2023, as well as sharing The Collaboration Song of 2023 with Jelly Roll for their soul-searching duet, ‘Save Me’, and winning The Music Video of 2023 for ‘wait in the truck’ with HARDY.

Along with The Collaboration Song of 2023, Jelly Roll also won The New Artist of 2023, The Male Artist of 2023 and The Song of 2023 for his second Country Radio No. 1, ‘NEED A FAVOR’.

For the full list of People's Choice Country Awards 2023 Nominees, see below:

The Song of 2023

The Collaboration Song of 2023

  • Kenny Chesney & Old Dominion - ‘Beer With My Friends’
  • Morgan Wallen & Ernest - ‘Cowgirls’
  • HARDY & Morgan Wallen - ‘red’
  • Jelly Roll & Lainey Wilson - ‘Save Me’ (WINNER)
  • Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown - ‘Thank God’
  • HARDY & Lainey Wilson - ‘wait in the truck’
  • Carly Pearce & Chris Stapleton - ‘We Don't Fight Anymore
  • Justin Moore & Priscilla Block - ‘You, Me, and Whiskey’

The Crossover Song of 2023

  • Zach Bryan & Maggie Rogers - ‘Dawns’
  • P!nk & Chris Stapleton - ‘Just Say I'm Sorry’ (WINNER)
  • Ed Sheeran & Luke Combs - ‘Life Goes On’
  • Bebe Rexha & Dolly Parton - ‘Seasons’
  • Jessie Murph & Maren Morris - ‘Texas’
  • Charlie Puth & Dan + Shay - ‘That's Not How This Works’
  • Anne-Marie & Shania Twain - ‘Unhealthy’
  • Diplo, Kodak Black & Koe Wetzel - ‘Wasted’

The Album of 2023

  • Lainey Wilson - Bell Bottom Country
  • Kane Brown - Different Man
  • Luke Combs - Gettin’ Old
  • Morgan Wallen - One Thing At A Time (WINNER)
  • Bailey Zimmerman - Religiously. The Album.
  • Kelsea Ballerini - Rolling Up The Welcome Mat
  • HARDY - the mockingbird & THE CROW
  • Jelly Roll - Whitsitt Chapel

The Music Video of 2023

  • Tyler Childers - ‘In Your Love’
  • Jelly Roll - ‘Need A Favor’
  • Megan Moroney - ‘Tennessee Orange’
  • Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown - ‘Thank God’
  • Morgan Wallen - ‘Thought You Should Know’
  • HARDY & Lainey Wilson - ‘wait in the truck’ (WINNER)
  • Thomas Rhett & Katy Perry - ‘Where We Started’
  • Morgan Wallen - ‘You Proof’

The Concert Tour of 2023

  • Blake Shelton - ‘Back to the Honky Tonk Tour’
  • Carrie Underwood - ‘Denim & Rhinestones Tour’
  • Chris Stapleton - ‘All American Roadshow Tour’
  • Kenny Chesney - ‘I Go Back 2023 Tour’
  • Luke Combs - ‘Luke Combs World Tour’
  • Morgan Wallen - ‘One Night At A Time World Tour’ (WINNER)
  • Shania Twain - ‘Queen Of Me Tour’
  • Zach Bryan - ‘The Burn, Burn, Burn Tour’

The People's Artist of 2023

  • Blake Shelton
  • Kane Brown
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Lainey Wilson
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen (WINNER)
  • Old Dominion
  • Zach Bryan

The Male Artist of 2023

  • Bailey Zimmerman
  • Blake Shelton
  • HARDY
  • Jelly Roll (WINNER)
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Zach Bryan

The Female Artist of 2023

  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Elle King
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Lainey Wilson (WINNER)
  • Megan Moroney
  • Miranda Lambert

The New Artist of the Year

  • Bailey Zimmerman
  • Corey Kent
  • Ernest
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Jelly Roll (WINNER)
  • Megan Moroney
  • Priscilla Block
  • Zach Bryan

The Social Country Star of 2023

  • Bailey Zimmerman
  • Blake Shelton (WINNER)
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Dolly Parton
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Shania Twain

The Group/Duo of 2023

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay (WINNER)
  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Maddie & Tae
  • Old Dominion
  • Parmalee
  • The War and Treaty

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Written by Lydia Farthing
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