Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Chris Janson, Zac Brown Band Win At iHeartRadio Music Awards

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Singer Taylor Swift (R), winner of the Best Tour award, and singer Justin Timberlake pose backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)

Taylor Swift (R), winner of the Best Tour award, and singer Justin Timberlake pose backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Photo: iheart.com/Kevin Mazur of Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner

Taylor Swift, Zac Brown BandLuke Bryan, and Chris Janson were announced as winners on Sunday night’s (April 3) iHeartRadio Awards.

Zac Brown Band earned Rock Song of the Year for “Heavy Is The Head,” featuring Chris Cornell.

Though Bryan was busy co-hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards with Dierks Bentley that evening, he still earned the iHeartRadio Music Awards’ trophy for Country Artist of the Year.

Janson’s “Buy Me A Boat” earned the singer-songwriter Country Song of the Year.

Brad Paisley made an appearance on electric guitar, backing up Demi Lovato‘s performance of “Stone Cold.” He also presented an award to Taylor Swift, who earned five trophies, including Best Tour, Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (1989), Most “Meme-able” Moment (for her “Blank Space” video), and Most Thumbed Up.

Chris Janson, winner of Country Song of the Year at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, posed for photos backstage at the ACM Party For a Cause Festival with TK Kimbrell (TKO Management), Peter Strickland (EVP & GM, WMN), Kelly Janson, John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN), and Storme Warren.

Chris Janson, winner of Country Song of the Year at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, posed for photos backstage at the ACM Party For a Cause Festival with TK Kimbrell (TKO Management), Peter Strickland (EVP & GM, WMN), Kelly Janson, John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN), and Storme Warren.

Demi Lovato and Brad Paisley at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Photo: iheart.com/ Andrew Swartz for iHeartRadio

Bobby Bones and Amy at iHeartRadio Music Awards. Photo: iheart.com/Getty Images

Bobby Bones and Amy at iHeartRadio Music Awards. Photo: iheart.com/Getty Images

Meghan Trainor on the red carpet at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Photo: iheart.com/Getty Images

Meghan Trainor on the red carpet at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Photo: iheart.com/Getty Images

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