Carrie Underwood and Gabby Barrett Win Big at the American Music Awards

by Cindy Watts


Carrie Underwood and Gabby Barrett were among country music’s biggest winners at Sunday night’s American Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Underwood won Favorite Female Country Artist and Favorite Inspirational Artist – her 16th and 17th American Music Awards trophies. The wins tie Underwood with Garth Brooks and Justin Bieber as the sixth highest earning AMA artist of all time.

Underwood and Jason Aldean performed their No. 1 hit “If I Didn’t Love You” on the show.

Barrett won Favorite Country Album for Gold Mine and Favorite Country Song for “The Good Ones.”

“I can not believe it !!!!” Barrett commented on Instagram. “Favorite country album and favorite country song at the @amas!?!? What an incredible honor. Thank you thank you thank you. I have the best fans in the world! ❤️”

Other winners include Luke Bryan, who fans voted favorite male country artist, and Dan + Shay, who were named favorite country duo or group.

“Just before we hit the stage in Dallas, we were surprised by the great news that we won an American Music Award for Favorite Country Duo or Group,” the duo shared on Instagram. “These awards always mean the most to us as they are voted for by the fans. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than in a sold-out @aacenter with some of the biggest fans from around the world. Dallas, thank you for an amazing night that we will never forget. and to everyone who voted for us, THANK YOU. we are the luckiest guys ever to have you all in our corner and we will NEVER take your support for granted. It’s very fitting that it’s Thanksgiving week because we’re VERY grateful. Leave a comment or share this on your story if you were there! 🏆”

As far as country artists go, Walker Hayes brought his “Fancy Like” feel to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Kane Brown gave the audience a taste of his new radio single “One Mississippi,” and Mickey Guyton received a standing ovation with “All American.”

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