Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood Amongst Country’s AMA Winners
Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line were country music's on-screen winners at the 2016 American Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 20) but several more won after the broadcast.
Underwood scored two trophies: Favorite Female Artist — Country and Favorite Album — Country for her Storyteller album. The singer was not on hand to accept either, nor was Blake Shelton who won Favorite Male Artist — Country.
McGraw and Florida Georgia Line made the show however. "Humble and Kind" won for Favorite Song — Country, besting FGL's "H.O.L.Y." and Thomas Rhett's "Die a Happy Man." During his speech the singer thanked his family — including daughter Maggie, his date for the evening — and his fans.
“It’s a privilege for us to be a part of your lives and part of your memories," he said.
In winning the Duo award Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley thanked God and called the win humbling. “This is extra special; I swear, this is icing on the cake for us," Kelley said. They would also thank their wives and fans. It was a big year for FGL. In August they released their third studio album Dig Your Roots. All summer they packed arenas and amphitheaters for the Dig Your Roots Tour.
See all 2016 American Music Awards winners below, in addition to the best photos from the red carpet and broadcast. The AMA's took place inside the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
2016 American Music Award Winners:
Artist of the Year:
Ariana Grande — WINNER
Favorite Male Artist — Country:
Blake Shelton — WINNER
Favorite Female Artist — Country:
Carrie Underwood — WINNER
Favorite Duo or Group — Country:
Florida Georgia Line — WINNER
Zac Brown Band
Favorite Album — Country:
Luke Bryan, Kill the Lights
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller — WINNER
Favorite Song — Country:
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind” — WINNER
Thomas Rhett, “Die a Happy Man”
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