By Maxim Mower
The performers have been confirmed for the 2023 People's Choice Country Awards, with the likes of HARDY, Jelly Roll, Kelsea Ballerini and Carly Pearce all set to take the stage at the Opry in Nashville.
It looks as though the inaugural instalment of the awards show will be a star-studded affair, with Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Wynonna Judd, Toby Keith and the hosts, Little Big Town, also due to perform during the September 28 ceremony.
Although the song choices are yet to be unveiled, we assume HARDY will be delivering a blistering, high-octane performance of his latest Country Radio single, ‘TRUCK BED’, which appears on his innovative 2023 country-rock album, the mockingbird & THE CROW.
Given the fact that Jelly Roll's new single is the Lainey Wilson-assisted ‘Save Me’, fans will undoubtedly be hoping the Bell Bottom Country star joins Jelly as a surprise guest during the awards show.
Morgan Wallen is the leading nominee heading into the 2023 People's Choice Country Awards with 11 nods, with Lainey Wilson, Luke Combs and Jelly Roll all expected to enjoy successful evenings too.
As well as delivering a moving performance, Toby Keith, who has been battling stomach cancer for the past two years, will be honoured with the 2023 Country Icon Award.
Additionally, Wynonna Judd, another big-name act included in the illustrious list of performers for the first People's Choice Country Awards ceremony, will receive the 2023 Country Champion accolade.
The 2023 People's Choice Country Awards will be broadcast live on NBC and Peacock on September 28 at 8/7c.
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