Nashville Wins Big at American Music Awards

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Sam Hunt earns the overall New Artist of the Year honor during the 2015 American Music Awards. Photo: American Music Awards Instagram

Nashville’s music was America’s music last night (Nov. 22) at the American Music Awards.

UMG Nashville artist Sam Hunt picked up his first AMA honor, for the overall New Artist of the Year Presented By Kohl’s, besting pop and rock artists including Fetty Wap, Tove Lo, Walk The Moon, and The Weeknd.

Carrie Underwood on the American Music Awards Red Carpet. Photo: AMA Instagram

Carrie Underwood on the American Music Awards Red Carpet. Photo: AMA Instagram

In the country categories, Sony Music Nashville’s Carrie Underwood picked up her ninth American Music Award, as Favorite Female Artist-Country. She previously picked up the Female Country honor in 2014 and 2007.

Carrie Underwood performs "Heartbeat" on the American Music Awards. Photo: American Music Awards Instagram.

Carrie Underwood performs “Heartbeat” on the American Music Awards. Photo: American Music Awards Instagram.

Underwood also performed her new single, “Heartbeat,” from her new album, Storyteller.

Luke Bryan and Karen Fairchild perform during the American Music Awards.

Luke Bryan and Karen Fairchild perform during the American Music Awards. Photo: American Music Awards Instagram.

UMG Nashville artist Luke Bryan earned Favorite Male Artist-Country. This marks his fourth consecutive win in the category. He also turned in a smoldering rendition of “Home Alone Tonight” with Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild.

Florida Georgia Line celebrate their AMA wins. Photo: Florida Georgia Line Twitter.

Florida Georgia Line celebrate their AMA wins. Photo: Florida Georgia Line Twitter.

BMLG duo Florida Georgia Line were two-time winners last night, earning the Favorite Duo or Group-Country trophy, and Favorite Album-Country, for Anything Goes. They previously picked up AMAs in 2013 and 2014.

BMLG artists piled on the trophies last night. Florida Georgia Line’s fellow BMLG artist, country singer-turned-pop icon Taylor Swift earned Song of the Year for “Blank Space,” as well as Favorite Album-Pop/Rock for 1989. She also took home the Favorite Artist-Adult Contemporary. Though she was nominated for six awards and earned three, Swift was not in attendance.

Casting Crowns earned the Favorite Artist-Contemporary Inspirational. The band previously earned the Contemporary Inspirational honor in 2014, 2011, and 2007.

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