Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown & More Win American Music Awards

Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown & More Win American Music Awards

The 2019 American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, handed out trophies at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 24.

Carrie Underwood (Favorite Female Artist-Country and Favorite Album-County) and Dan + Shay (Favorite Duo/Group-Country and Favorite Song-Country) took home two awards apiece, while Kane Brown (Favorite Male Artist-Country) and Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus (Favorite Song-Rap/Hip-Hop) scored one trophy each.

Carrie has now won 15 American Music Awards, tying her with Reba McEntire for the most-awarded female artist in country music history.

Check out the country-centric winners below.

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY 

  • Kane Brown WINNER
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY 

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood WINNER

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY 

  • Dan + Shay WINNER
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY 

  • Kane Brown – Experiment
  • Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay
  • Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty WINNER

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY 

  • Luke Combs – “Beautiful Crazy”
  • Dan + Shay – “Speechless” WINNER
  • Blake Shelton – “God’s Country”

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Luke Combs
  • Billie Eilish WINNER
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Ella Mai

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road”
  • Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier”
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” WINNER
  • Post Malone & Swae Lee – “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

  • Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
  • Ariana Grande – “7 rings”
  • Halsey – “Without Me”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road”
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” WINNER

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

  • Halsey -“Without Me” WINNER
  • Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road”
  • Panic! At The Disco – “High Hopes”
  • Post Malone & Swae Lee – “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus -“Old Town Road” WINNER
  • Post Malone – “Wow.”
  • Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”

photo by O’Connor/Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter