Who we were looking for at the 2021 American Music Awards



All Time Low and Chris Stapleton stole the show

Posted 11.27.21, 09:23 AM

Machine Gun Kelly may have won the Favorite Rock Artist Award at the AMAs, but our hearts were set on American rock band All Time Low’s victory in that category. Heartthrobs Alex Gaskarth (lead singer), Jack Barakat (lead guitarist), Zack Merrick (bassist) and Rian Dawson (drummer) released their debut studio album The party scene in 2005 and have been a crucial name in American rock. The band blessed us with the sentimental album Wake up, sun in 2020 that topped Billboard’s top rock album charts for several weeks. There is something extremely special about the album that draws listeners in and fills them with nostalgia.

Listen to the album here

Another singer who won us over is Chris Stapleton with his charming country tune Restart. Gabby Barrett, who beat Stapleton to win the award for best country song for her track The good ones, made some of the most notable country tunes this year. Corn Restart has its own unique charm – it’s a Stapleton composition, after all. Starring his wife Morgane, the track boasts Stapleton’s patented old-school country vocals and its lyrics are about the strength it takes to start over, especially when your heart is broken.

“Let’s take our chance and throw the dice
I can be your lucky penny, you can be my four leaf clover
Restart… “

– Lygie Gomes


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