Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert Nominated for American Music Awards’ Favorite Female Country Artist Award

by Jacklyn Krol
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The 2020 American Music Awards nominees for Favorite Female Country Artist are here!

The American Music Awards Nominees

Unlike other award shows, AMA awards typically have only three nominees. This year the Favorite Female Country Artist nominees include Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert, and Gabby Barrett.

Lambert has been nominated in this category seven times and has yet to win. Her first nomination was back in 2010.

Meanwhile, Morris was nominated for the honor in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Additionally, she was nominated for Collaboration of the Year in 2018 for “The Middle” with electronic artist Zedd. Morris reacted to the news with a series of exclamation points on Instagram.

Finally, this marks Barrett’s first AMA nomination.

All About the AMAs

The AMAs have not revealed how the show will take place just yet. Most award shows have gone virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 AMAs will air on November 22 at 6 PM CT on ABC.

There are several factors that are taken into account for choosing nominees. Fan interactions, streaming, album, and digital sales, radio airplay, and social media. The eligibility period is from September 27, 2019, through September 27, 2020.

Voting is now open for fans on Twitter and their website. Voting closes on November 16 at 12pm PT.

Recent Wins

Barrett recently won the Breakthrough Video of the Year for”I Hope” at the 2020 CMT Awards. “I am feeling absolutely amazing, Barrett told media outlets post-win. “I’m extremely humbled. This is just so awesome. It’s my first [televised] award and I’m very new to all of this.”

Morris recently won the ACM Award for Female Artist of the Year. Additionally, she won for Vocal Event of the Year for “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” collaboration with Miranda Lambert. Furthermore, she also won the 2020 Billboard Award for Top Female Country Artist of the Year.

Finally, Lambert has seven nominations at this year’s Country Music Association Awards.

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