Carrie Underwood, Gabby Barrett Win 2021 AMA Awards

Check out a full list of the winners and the night's country performances. 

Written by Chris Parton
Carrie Underwood, Gabby Barrett Win 2021 AMA Awards
Carrie Underwood performs for the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. Hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton, the 56TH ACM AWARDS™ will be broadcast Sunday, April 18 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount +. Photo: Brent Harrington/CBS ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 10: Gabby Barrett performs during the 55th annual Country Music Association awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)

Carrie Underwood and Gabby Barrett each took home two awards from Sunday’s (November 21) 2021 American Music Awards, leading a night which also featured an extra-fancy performance from Walker Hayes, and more.

Winning both Favorite Female Country Artist and Favorite Inspirational Artist, Underwood’s wins marked her 16th and 17th AMA trophies overall. The superstar also took the stage with Jason Aldean on their chart-topping duet, “If I Didn’t Love You,” performing on the banks of Nashville’s Cumberland River with the gorgeous city skyline in the distance.

Meanwhile, Barrett’s wins in the Favorite Country Album (Goldmine) and Favorite Country Song (“The Good Ones”) left her speechless, writing on social media “I can’t believe it!!!! … What an incredible honor. Thank you thank you thank you. I have the best fans in the world!”

Other country winners on the night included Luke Bryan (Favorite Male Country Artist) and Dan + Shay (Favorite Country Duo or Group), and elsewhere, the star-studded celebration of all musical styles included stand-out country performances.

Playing off his first country radio Number One, Hayes delivered a fun-and-funky rendition of his “Fancy Like” smash — complete with backup dancers and an appearance by his wife, Laney, who is also the song’s casual-cool inspiration. Likewise, Kane Brown gave fans a glimpse of his upbringing in Chattanooga, Tennessee, before kicking off “One Mississippi” from a packed gymnasium at Nashville’s Tennessee State University.

Here’s a complete list of the country winners of the 2021 American Music Awards, which took place Sunday (November 21) at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater and aired on ABC.

Favorite Male Country Artist:
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan — WINNER
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen

Favorite Female Country Artist:
Carrie Underwood — WINNER
Gabby Barrett
Kacey Musgraves
Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert

Favorite Country Duo or Group:
Dan + Shay — WINNER
Florida Georgia Line
Lady A
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Favorite Country Album:
Chris Stapleton, Starting Over
Gabby Barrett, Goldmine — WINNER
Lee Brice, Hey World
Luke Bryan, Born Here Live Here Die Here
Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album

Favorite Country Song:
Chris Stapleton, “Starting Over”
Chris Young & Kane Brown, “Famous Friends”
Gabby Barrett, “The Good Ones” — WINNER
Luke Combs, “Forever After All”
Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

Favorite Inspirational Artist:
Carrie Underwood — WINNER
Elevation Worship
Lauren Daigle
Zach Williams