2023 People’s Choice Country Awards: Everything to Know

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NBC goes nation with the first-ever Folks’s Selection Nation Awards! The 2023 occasion will honor the very best and brightest within the nation music world.

The stay awards ceremony, which can air on Thursday, September 28, plans to “lean into the wealthy connection between nation music and the Opry by means of chart-topping musical performances, genre-bending collaborations, legendary tributes and shock moments,” NBC stated in a March press launch.

The Folks’s Selection Awards is historically the one completely fan-voted awards present and now the Folks’s Selection Nation Awards will observe in its footsteps. “We’re excited to companion with the Grand Ole Opry to deliver the 12 months’s largest celebration in nation music to Nashville,” Senior Vice President of stay occasions for NBCUniversal Tv & Streaming, Cassandra Tryon, stated in a March assertion. “Nation followers are keen about their music and there’s no higher place to host this occasion than from nation music’s largest stage.”

Scroll down for all the things to know concerning the 2023 awards present:

When and The place Will the 2023 Folks’s Selection Nation Awards Take Place?

The inaugural occasion is ready for Thursday, September 28, in Nashville, Tennessee. The present will start at 8 p.m. ET. and air stay from the long-lasting Grand Ole Opry Home.

Who Is Internet hosting the 2023 Folks’s Selection Nation Awards?

Little Large City — made up of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Candy and Jimi Westbrook — will emcee the awards present.

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Who Is Taking Dwelling the 2023 Folks’s Icon Award?

Toby Keith might be honored with this 12 months’s Folks’s Icon Award. Keith, 62, launched his first self-titled studio album in 1993 and has since dropped a whopping 18 information 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 “Ought to’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 Prime 2023 Folks’s Selection Nation Awards Nominees?

The most important award of the evening, The Folks’s Artist of 2023, is stacked stuffed with expertise, together with Blake Shelton, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Laney Wilson, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Previous Dominion and Zach Bryan.

The Feminine 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 are going to be up in opposition to Bailey Zimmerman, HARDY and Jelly Roll. Followers can vote for all 12 award classes on VotePCCA.com.

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Who Is the 2023 Nation Champion Honoree?

Wynonna Judd might be named the 2023 Nation Champion recipient throughout the September occasion. Judd, 59, acquired 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 effectively releasing 9 studio albums from 1992 to 2016. In August, she introduced her Again to Wy Tour, which kicks off in October. The performances will characteristic songs from her 1992 debut file, Wynonna, and her sophomore album, 1993’s Inform Me Why, in addition to hits from her and Naomi’s catalog as The Judds.

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 Large City will all take the stage throughout the present.

The place Can You Watch the 2023 Folks’s Selection Nation Awards?

Viewers can tune in stay on NBC or watch a stay stream of the awards present on Peacock.