The 2019 American Music Awards took over primetime TV Sunday night (November 24) with a ceremony celebrating the best music of the year according to fans, and country music got its fair share of the spotlight.
Along with some fantastic performances, winners in multiple country categories were revealed with Carrie Underwood and Dan +Shay emerging with the most hardware. Underwood took home two more trophies (Favorite Country Album and Favorite Female Country Artist), bringing her career total to 15 AMA wins and tying her with Reba McEntire as the most awarded female country artists in AMA history, while Dan + Shay brought home the awards for Favorite Country Duo or Group and Favorite Country Song (“Speechless”). But it was arguably Underwood’s night. Her Favorite Country Album win marked her sixth overall, breaking the record for that category and extending a streak that has brought her an AMA Favorite Country Album trophy for each of her studio releases.
Here are the rest of the 2019 American Music Awards Country winners:
Favorite Country Album:
Cry Pretty – Carrie Underwood — WINNER
Experiment – Kane Brown
Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay
Favorite Country Song
“God’s Country” – Blake Shelton
“Speechless” – Dan + Shay — WINNER
“Beautiful Crazy” – Luke Combs
Meanwhile, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ country/rap hybrid “Old Town Road” won in the category for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Song, and the night’s biggest winner was clearly Taylor Swift. Along with being named the AMA Artist of the Decade and delivering a controversy-fueled, career-spanning live performance, the former country superstar took home five more awards to become the most awarded artist in AMA history, including Artist of the Year and Favorite Pop/Rock Album.