UPDATED: 2016 Billboard Awards: Country Winners

UPDATED: 2016 Billboard Awards: Country Winners

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards aired live from Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena Sunday night (May 22) on ABC. Thomas Rhett took home the award for Top Country Song, “Die A Happy Man” and was the only country artist to appear to accept his award. Blake Shelton, the only country artist to perform, took the stage with girlfriend Gwen Stefani to perform their duet, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.”

A complete rundown of the country winners are below, and a full, all-genre list of winners can be found on the Billboard website.

Top Country Artist

  • Zac Brown Band
  • Luke Bryan – WINNER
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Sam Hunt
  • Chris Stapleton

Top Country Song

  • Sam Hunt – “Break Up in a Small Town”
  • Sam Hunt – “Take Your Time”
  • Little Big Town – “Girl Crush”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Die a Happy Man”  – WINNER
  • Chris Young – “I’m Comin’ Over”


Top Country Album

  • Chris Stapleton – Traveller – WINNER
  • Luke Bryan – Kill The Lights
  • Carrie Underwood – Storyteller
  • Sam Hunt – Montevallo
  • Zac Brown Band – Jekyl + Hyde

Top Christian Album

  • Joey + Rory – Hymns That Are Important to Us
  • Lauren Daigle – How Can It Be Us – WINNER
  • Hillsong UNITED – Empires
  • TobyMac – This Is Not a Test
  • Chris Tomlin – Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship

2016 Billboard Music Awards - Show

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