Maren Morris is the Top Country Nominee for 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards

When Maren Morris debuted her Zedd collaboration “The Middle,” there was no telling what the reaction would be. The track ended up becoming one of the biggest songs of the summer, played across radio stations nationwide and appearing in Target commercials on television.

With the success of the track, Morris, Zedd and Grey earned three nominations for “The Middle” at the upcoming 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Morris also earned a nomination in Country Song of the Year for her single “Rich,” which appears on her debut album HERO.

Joining Morris in the Country Song of the Year category are songs from Kane Brown, Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Dan + Shay.


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While the country nominees are a huge honor for the stars, several earned nominations in non-music related categories. Among those is Brett Eldredge, whose dog Edgar earned a nod in the Cutest Musician’s Pet category. Yodeling sensation Mason Ramsey was also recognized as one of the Social Stars from the past year.

Check out the full list of country nominees below and catch the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards on FOX on March 14 from 8-10 p.m.

Voting for the social categories is open now through March 7. Fans can vote via Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags, or by visiting

Nominees List For 2019 iHeartRadio Awards

Song of the Year:
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey
“Better Now” – Post Malone
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
“God’s Plan” – Drake
“Perfect” – Ed Sheeran

Best Collaboration:
“Meant To Be” – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey
“Finesse (Remix)” Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
“I Like It” – Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Country Song of the Year:
“Heaven” – Kane Brown
“Meant To Be” – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
“Most People Are Good” – Luke Bryan
“Rich” – Maren Morris
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay

Country Artist of the Year:Carrie UnderwoodJason Aldean
Luke BryanLuke CombsThomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist:Carly PearceDylan ScottJordan DavisLANCORussell Dickerson

Dance Song of the Year:
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey
“Friends” – Marshmello and Anne-Marie
“Happier” – Marshmello featuring Bastille
“One Kiss” – Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa
“Remind Me To Forget” – Kygo featuring Miguel

Producer of the Year:
David Garcia
Frank Dukes
Louis Bell
Noah “40” Shebib

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category
“You’re Still The One” – Harry Styles and Kacey Musgraves
“A Million Dreams” – P!nk and Willow Sage Hart
“Africa” – Weezer
“Crying in the Club” – Niall Horan
“Fast Car” – Khalid
“In My Blood” – Charlie Puth
“Lucid Dreams” – Halsey
“Me, Myself & I” – Zayn
“Natural Woman” – Ariana Grande
“Rewrite the Stars” – Anne-Marie and James Arthur
“Under Pressure” – Shawn Mendes and Teddy Geiger
“Your Song” – Lady Gaga

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category
Mason Ramsey
Agnez Mo
Bhad Bhabie
Dylan Minnette
Lele Pons
Loren Gray
Queen Naija
Tana Mongeau
Trixie Mattel

Cutest Musician’s Pet: *Socially Voted Category
Edgar – Brett Eldredge
Asia – Lady Gaga
Goodwin – Sabrina Carpenter
Gracie – Lauren Jauregui
Hatchi – Perrie Edwards
Mooshu – Alex Pall from The Chainsmokers
Piggy Smallz – Ariana Grande

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