When Carrie Underwood took the stage last night (Sunday 11-24) at the American Music Awards to accept her award for Favorite Country Album for Cry Pretty she got a big surprise. Presenter, Colbie Smulders stopped her from talking to tell her she was also getting another award, for Favorite Female Country Artist. She gave her acceptance speech in tears.
Dan + Shay picked up their first AMA for Favorite Country Song for “Speechless.” They were also awarded Best Country Duo.
Other country artist recognized were Kane Brown for Favorite Country Male Artist. And country’s Billy Ray Cyrus won for his collaboration with Lil Nas X on “Old Town Road” for Favorite Song in the Rap/Hip-Hop category.
The most prestigious award of the evening went to Taylor Swift for Artist of The Decade. And among the stand-out performances… Shania Twain did a medley of her hits, which had the audience on their feet, dancing.