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Luke Bryan Wins Artist Of The Year At American Country Countdown Awards


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood were among the top winners at the American Country Countdown Awards on Sunday night.

Bryan took home awards for Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, while Underwood nabbed the prize for Female vocalist of the year. Sam Hunt picked up trophies for Breakthrough Male Of The Year and Digital Album Of The Year.

Other winners included Kelsea Ballerini (Breakthrough Female Of The Year), Garth Brooks (Touring Artist Of The Year), Florida Georgia Line (Group/Duo Of The Year), Chris Stapleton (Album Of The Year), and Carrie Underwood (Female Artist Of The Year).

The two-hour event, which took place at the Forum in Los Angeles, featured fourteen performances, including: Kelsea Ballerini (“Dibs”), 2016 NASH Icon Award presented by Ford F-Series recipients Brooks & Dunn (“Red Dirt Road”), Luke Bryan (“Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day”), Cam (“Mayday”), Dan + Shay (“Nothin’ Like You”/”From The Ground Up”), Florida Georgia Line (who premiered “H.O.L.Y.,” a song from their new album due out this summer), Sam Hunt (“Make You Miss Me”), Chris Janson (“Buy Me a Boat”), Martina McBride (“Reckless”), Thomas Rhett (“Die A Happy Man”), Cole Swindell (“You Should Be Here”), and Carrie Underwood (“Church Bells”).

Presenters at the second annual show included: Paula Abdul, Chase Bryant, Terry Crews, Cat Deeley, Sara Evans, Trent Harmon, Jana Kramer, Chris Lane, Maddie & Tae, McConaughey, Scotty McCreery, McEntire, Jennifer Nettles, Michael Ray, Canaan Smith, Luke Wilson and Dwight Yoakam.

The list of winners at the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards


ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Luke Bryan


MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Luke Bryan


FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Carrie Underwood


GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

Florida Georgia Line


BREAKTHROUGH MALE OF THE YEAR

Sam Hunt


BREAKTHROUGH FEMALE OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini


BREAKTHROUGH GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

Old Dominion


SONG OF THE YEAR

“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

“Traveller” – Chris Stapleton


DIGITAL SONG OF THE YEAR

“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town


DIGITAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

“Montevallo” – Sam Hunt


TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Garth Brooks