It’s easy to roll your eyes at yet another country music awards show, which are as numerous as bachelorettes on a Nashville Saturday night. But the inaugural People’s Choice Country Awards gives fans the power to celebrate the songs they actually listen to. (The CMT Music Awards are also fan-voted but focus on music videos.)
Hosted by Little Big Town, the PCCAs assemble some of the genre’s hottest stars to perform and compete in categories like Social Country Star of 2023, Crossover Song of 2023, and Concert Tour of 2023.
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Here’s all you need to know to watch the 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards.
What are the People’s Choice Country Awards?
The People’s Choice Country Awards are a brand new country music awards show in which the fans select the winners through online voting. It is a country spin-off of the People’s Choice Awards, which recognize movie, TV, music, and pop culture.
When are the People’s Choice Country Awards?
The People’s Choice Country Awards will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee.
How can I watch the People’s Choice Country Awards?
The PCCAs air on NBC and Peacock at 8 p.m./ET. A red-carpet preshow will air on Peacock, as well as on various socials, including on NBC’s Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
Who is hosting the People’s Choice Country Awards?
Little Big Town, the Grammy-winning country quartet of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet, host the inaugural People’s Choice Country Awards.
Who is performing at the People’s Choice Country Awards?
Jelly Roll, Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Dan + Shay, Hardy, Wynonna Judd, and hosts Little Big Town will all perform. Toby Keith — honored with the People’s Icon Award — will give his first TV performance since his battle with stomach cancer.
Who is nominated at the People’s Choice Country Awards?
Morgan Wallen, Luke Combs, Hardy, Jelly Roll, and Lainey Wilson are the top nominees overall. The nominees for the big prize of People’s Artist of 2023 are Blake Shelton, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Wilson, Combs, Wallen, Old Dominion, and Zach Bryan.
Who’s presenting the trophies at the 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards?
Dustin Lynch, who drops his new album Killed the Cowboy on Friday, leads a presenters lineup that includes Hunter Hayes, Lady A, Mickey Guyton, Carly Pearce, Jessie James Decker, and Nashville resident Kristin Cavallari. Blake Shelton will present Toby Keith with his achievement award, while Brothers Osborne will honor Wynonna with the Country Champion Award recognizing her “commitment to philanthropy and social advocacy.”
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