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2021 iHeartRadio Nominees

Updated: May 12

April 19, 2021


It is our favorite time of year… Awards season!.


The iHeartRadio Music Awards announced their complete list of nominees, and we could not be more excited to see who will be taking home awards in our favorite categories: Country Song of the Year, Best New Country Artist, and Country Artist of the Year!

Among country artists receiving multiple 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations are Luke Combs, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, and Blake Shelton, who have all been nominated for both Country Artist of the Year and Country Song of the Year.

Singer and former American Idol contestant, Gabby Barrett, is leading in nominations, earning a whopping four: Collaboration of the Year, Country Song of the Year, Best New Country Artist, and Best Lyrics. Her debut hit single, "I Hope," and her collaborative version of the song featuring Charlie Puth scored her Country Song of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, and Best Lyrics nominations.


Among the nominated artists rounding out the country music categories are Thomas Rhett for Country Artist of the Year and Ashley McBryde, HARDY, Ingrid Andress, and Jameson Rodgers vying for Best New Country Artist.


Dan + Shay received a nod for Best Duo/Group of the Year, while Ashley Gorley is up for Songwriter of the Year. Our favorite country-turned-pop star, Taylor Swift, was nominated for Female Artist of the Year and Best Fan Army.

Voting kicked off April 7th and will close on May 19th at 11:59 PM ET. Viewers can vote via Twitter hashtags or by visiting the iHeartRadio website.

The eighth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 27th, at 8/7c. The show will be available to watch on Fox. iHeartMedia's radio stations and the iHeartRadio app will also radio-broadcast it. The host, performers, and other additional details have yet to be announced.