Luke Combs Wins Country Album Of The Year At 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards: “I Am Honored”

“So amazing and couldn’t be more pumped! Thank y’all so much,” Combs said, while accepting the iHeartRadio Music Award.


Andrew Wendowski


Posted on March 27, 2023

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Luke Combs; Photo Courtesy of iHeartRadio/Instagram

Luke Combs is already a winner ahead of tonight’s 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards!

The country superstar took home the award for Country Album Of The Year for his album, Growin’ Up, at this year’s award show. Unfortunately, Combs just kicked off his massive 2023 World Tour, so he was unable to attend to accept in person. However, the “Going, Going, Gone” singer was on hand virtually to deliver an acceptance speech.

“Hey iHeartRadio, it’s Luke Combs here. I just wanted to say I am honored to have won Country Album Of The Year at the iHeart Awards,” Combs said in an acceptance video. “So amazing and couldn’t be more pumped! Thank y’all so much.”

Watch Luke Combs’ iHeartRadio Music Awards Acceptance Speech Below

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Luke Combs kicked off his massive Luke Combs 2023 World Tour on March 25. The trek will continue through October 19, where it wraps up in London, England at The O2 Arena.

The tour will visit 16 stadiums across North America, including Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, Kansas City’s GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium and more. Hitting three continents and 16 countries, the massive outing will also stop in Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, France and Belgium.

Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb will serve as support on the North American tour dates, while special guests on the Australian and New Zealand dates include Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman. 

On Monday, March 27, some of music’s biggest stars across all genres will gather at Dolby Theatre in California for the iHeartRadio Awards.

According to a press release, the tenth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards will “celebrate the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2022, while also offering a preview of the upcoming hits of 2023.”

The two-hour broadcast will feature award presentations in multiple categories, including best lyrics, best music video, best fan army, the social star award, favorite tour photographer, TikTok bop of the year, favorite documentary, favorite tour style, favorite residency and favorite use of a sample. The concert event will also include a celebrated list of performances from some of the biggest artists in music.

Who Is Performing At The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards?

2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards feature performances from Lenny Kravitz, ICON Award Recipient P!NK, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Latto, Muni Long, Cody Johnson and more. Coldplay will also perform during the show, live from their Music of the Spheres World Tour stop in Brazil.

Additionally, a star-studded lineup of presenters will make special appearances throughout the coveted awards show ceremony, including LL Cool J, Cher, Buffalo Bills Damar Hamlin, Donald Faison, H.E.R., Joel McHale, Jordan Davis, Nicole Scherzinger, Nikki Glaser, Phoebe Bridgers, TLC, Vella Lovell, Zach Braff and more.

Taylor Swift, who is a 14-time iHeartRadio Music Award winner, will receive the 2023 iHeartRadio Innovator Award. In addition to receiving the Innovator Award, Swift is also nominated for seven other awards, including Song Of The Year and Artist Of The Year.

P!NK will receive the 2023 ICON Award during the event. The award acknowledges P!NK’s success over the last three decades and honors the “Never Gonna Not Dance Again” singer for her “impact on pop culture, longevity and continued relevance as a touring and radio force with a loyal fan base worldwide,” per a press release.

Taylor Swift, John Shearer/Getty Images for TAS; P!NK And Kelly Clarkson; Photos Courtesy of ABC & NBC
Taylor Swift, John Shearer/Getty Images for TAS; P!NK And Kelly Clarkson; Photos Courtesy of ABC & NBC

Hosted by Lenny Kravitz, the tenth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards will air LIVE from Los Angeles on Monday, March 27, on FOX at 8/7c.

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