Music City Minute: Lauren Alaina, Blake Shelton, Billboard Music Awards

Yesterday the nominees for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards were announced! Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Dan + Shay picked up four nominations, while Kane Brown and Thomas Rhett netted three nominations apiece. Lil Nas X from “Old Town Road” received 13 nominations, and Billy Ray Cyrus received five nominations for “Old Town Road.” Kelly Clarkson will host the Billboard Music Awards for the third year in a row. The show will broadcast live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on October 14th at 7 p.m.

Top Country Artist

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Dan + Shay

Maren Morris

Thomas Rhett

Top Country Male Artist

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Top Country Female Artist

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

Top Country Tour

Eric Church

Florida Georgia Line

George Strait

Top Country Album

Experiment, Kane Brown

What You See Is What You Get, Luke Combs

GIRL, Maren Morris

Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett

If I Know Me, Morgan Wallen

Top Country Song

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber - 10,000 Hours

Maren Morris - The Bones

Old Dominion - One Man Band

Blake Shelton - God’s Country

Morgan Wallen - Whiskey Glasses

Lauren Alaina gave “People” a tour of her house in Nashville that she bought earlier this year… and then decorated during the quarantine. It has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and one rug that used to be a cow but there’s a really sweet sentimental story about it.

She shared, “This rug was a family cow. My stepdad loved her. When she passed away he made a rug out of her. And then when he passed away I inherited her, 'cause I loved this rug. I was always obsessed with it and he told my mom he wanted me to have it.”

There’s also a really cool vintage record player, a huge Dolly Parton painting, and a couple of framed Elvis records. She also has a recording studio in her house, but looks more like a den with acoustic panels.

She also has a bedroom turned dressing room with walls lined with shoes, clothes, and special items like the cowgirl boots she wore on “American Idol”, and the dress she was wearing when Reba McEntire gave her a CMT Award.

“The Voice” posted video of this year’s judges giving updates on what they did during quarantine. Blake Shelton learned how to make jam.

Blake said, “I have eight peach trees, and every year they make a bunch of peaches and we’d eat 'em, but this year there were so many and there was nothing else to do so we got online and learned how to make jam and we made cases of peach jam.”


Beth was born and raised in the beach town of Jacksonville, Florida where she grew up listening to country music! Beth’s Mom always tells the story of how Beth would listen to the radio on her giant yellow AM/FM headset every night and belt out Brooks & Dunn’s “My Maria” – it’s one of Beth’s favorite memories.

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