Keith Urban Earns Three American Music Awards

Keith Urban was Nashville’s big winner Sunday evening (Nov. 19) at the American Music Awards. Urban picked up three honors, including Favorite Male Artist-Country, Favorite Album-Country (for Ripcord), and Favorite Song-Country (for “Blue Ain’t Your Color”).

Carrie Underwood picked up Favorite Female Artist-Country, while Little Big Town earned Favorite Duo or Group-Country.

Lauren Daigle earned Favorite Artist-Contemporary Inspirational.

AMA nominees Florida Georgia Line performed with Hailee Steinfeld on the collaboration “Let Me Go.” Other performance highlights included Pink‘s jawdropping aerial performance from the side of the JW Marriott Los Angeles. Christina Aguilera performed a medley of hits from Whitney Houston’s The Bodyguard soundtrack, which was recently celebrated with an anniversary re-issue edition. Kelly Clarkson performed a medley of “Miss Independent” and “Love So Soft” while also teaming with Pink for a rendition of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts,” with images from the numerous tragedies that plagued 2017, including shootings and hurricanes, on the screen behind them.

Diana Ross was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.


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