Another American Music Awards are in the books. Carrie Underwood and PA’s own Gabby Barrett were the big country winners at the 2021 American Music Awards, collecting two awards each at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Sunday night. Gabby was awarded favorite country album for her debut, Goldmine, while country fans voted her song “The Good Ones” favorite country song. As for Carrie, she took home the award for favorite female country artist — her ninth overall — as well as favorite inspirational artist.
Although the country category was not televised during the AMAs, Carrie still had her moment to shine when performing her new song “If I Didn’t Love You” with Jason Aldean, who went into the ceremony with a nod for favorite male country artist. The honor went to Luke Bryan — marking the fifth time he’s won favorite male country artist. Previously, he dominated the category with four consecutive wins between 2012 and 2015.
Dan + Shay repeated history when the audience again voted them favorite country duo/group — the third time in a row they’ve won the honor.
Other performances of the night included Kane Brown After giving folks a tour of his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Kane Brown performed “One Mississippi” from Tennessee State University. Brown, who was last year’s winner for favorite male country artist, took the stage to perform his hit, “One Mississippi.”
Walker Hayes brought his “Fancy Like” dance to AMAs, although this time he had some professional dancers taking on the moves.
FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST
FAVORITE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST
FAVORITE COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP
Dan + Shay
FAVORITE COUNTRY ALBUM
Gabby Barrett Goldmine
FAVORITE COUNTRY SONG
Gabby Barrett, “The Good Ones”