This year’s AMAs were filled with a lot of excitement and great moments. But, while the awards tend to focus on pop music, for the most part, country music fans still had a lot of things to enjoy about the AMAs this year.
For starters, five country music artists went home with awards this year. Currently, the five country awards country artists can win at the AMAs are:
- Favorite Country Male Artist
- Favorite Country Female Artist
- Favorite Country Duo or Group
- Favorite Country Album
- Favorite Country Song
Each of these five categories had some exciting nominees. Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban were all up for Male Artist. Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Carrie Underwood competed for favorite female artist. Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town and Old Dominion were the nominees for the group category.
When it came to the music awards, Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban all earned nominees. Sam Hunt, Jon Pardi and Keith Urban were all in the running for favorite country song. Naturally, since Keith Urban was such a popular addition to this year’s roster, he went home with the Favorite Male Artist award.
Carrie Underwood won the female artist category, and Little Big Town won the group section. Keith Urban won the remaining awards with “Ripcord” getting Album of the Year and “Blue Ain’t Your Color” winning the Favorite Song.
Naturally, there were a lot of other great country moments as part of the AMAs. For example, a few country artists took the stage to perform during the broadcast. Kelly Clarkson joined up with Pink to perform a tribute to hurricane victims. Niall Horan also honed in on his country vibes by donning a cowboy hat, western clothes and singing “Slow Hands.”
Another fabulous moment came when Diana Ross received the lifetime achievement award for all that she’s done for the music industry. It was an award much deserved and long overdue.
So, both the world of music and country music had a great night during the AMAs this year. If you want to learn more about the highlights or see the other winners, check out this website.