Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs Named Winners At iHeartRadio Music Awards

Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Luke Combs were among the big winners at Sunday night’s 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at The Forum in Los Angeles.

Hunt took home Country Song of the Year honors for his mega-hit “Body Like A Back Road,” while Thomas Rhett was named Country Artist of the Year and Combs received the Best New Country Artist trophy during the evening. Taylor Swift won Female Artist of the Year honors, beating out Alessia Cara, Halsey, P!NK, and Rihanna, and Nashville-based Judah And The Lion was named Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist of the year.

Performers on the show, which was simulcast live on TBS, TNT and truTV, included Eminem, Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello and Charlie Puth. Sheeran took home several trophies during the evening, including Male Artist Of the Year, while Cardi B was named Best New Artist and Best New Hip Hop Artist and Maroon 5 was dubbed Best Duo/Group.

Swift also released the music video for her latest single, “Delicate,” during the awards show.

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