Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line and More Win at 2016 American Music Awards
Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line took home trophies during the 2016 American Music Awards ceremony, held on Sunday night (Nov. 20) -- but Carrie Underwood was country music's biggest winner of the evening.
Underwood, who was not in attendance at the awards show, earned both the Favorite Female Artist -- Country and Favorite Album -- Country trophies at the 2016 AMAs. Those two wins bring her American Music Awards total to 11; Underwood has won Favorite Female Artist -- Country four times now.
During the AMAs broadcast, McGraw earned Favorite Song -- Country for "Humble and Kind," and had a list of people to thank: the song's writer, Lori McKenna, "for writing down this beautiful prayer for her children;" his daughters, "who are an inspiration to me every day" (and one of whom, Maggie, was with him at the ceremony); and his wife, Faith Hill.
"And all you fans out there who love music ...," McGraw concluded. "It's a privilege for us to be a part of your lives and part of your memories."
FGL, meanwhile, received Favorite Duo or Group -- Country, after helping to present an honor earlier in the evening.
"This is extra special; I swear, this is icing on the cake for us ... This is super humbling," Brian Kelley said from stage, before thanking the duo's fans ("You guys are everything to us") and his and Tyler Hubbard's wives. Hubbard added in thanks to "the Lord and our Savior, for letting us do what we love. We never, ever wanna take it for granted."
Although he was not in attendance at the 2016 American Music Awards ceremony either, Blake Shelton won Favorite Male Artist -- Country. A complete list of this year's country nominees and winners is below.
2016 American Music Awards Country 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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