That's a wrap on another successful awards show! On Sunday, May 23rd artists headed to Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA for the Billboard Music Awards! This year's show was hosted by Nick Jonas and featured some incredible performances, killer outfits and a few special (little) guests. The night celebrated music across all genres, and was a huge night for many new artists, including first time BBMA nominee, Gabby Barrett


That being said, you know where our true attention lies - and that's in the country music! The BBMAs stage was graced with Gabby's presence as she accepted not one, not two, but THREE awards! She also performed for the Security Benefit VIPS, which was without a doubt spectacular. Fellow country lady, Kelsea Ballerini, also made an appearance on stage as one of the presenters at the show, and if you hadn't noticed, these two were lookin' GOOD!


Overall, country artists competed in 6 categories, with 5 nominations each. "Top Country Song" went to, none other than, Gabby Barrett with her tune "I Hope," which also won the fan voted "Top Collaboration" award featuring Charlie Puth. Gabby also took home the "Top Country Female Artist" award, making that her third of the night. The country duo that we know and love as Florida Georgia Line, took home the award for "Top Country Duo/Group." Morgan Wallen took home 3 BBMAs this year, with "Top Country Artist", "Top Country Male Artist" AND "Top Country Album" with "Dangerous: The Double Album."  Not to mention, the lovely Taylor Swift took home awards in non-Country categories,  winning "Top Female Artist" and "Top Billboard 200 Artist."  


The celebration of music is what brings us together from all genres of music. It's a time to celebrate this form of art and some of the artists and songs that were there for some big moments in our lives. A huge congratulations to all the award winners, nominees, and new artists paving their way - here's to YOU for all your esteemed accomplishments. To our country artists, who hold a special place in our hearts, thank you for your voices and for sharing all that country music goodness with us! 


Check out the full list of country music nominees and winners below:


Top Country Song


Jason Aldean, “Got What I Got”

Gabby Barrett, “I Hope” -- WINNER

Lee Brice, “One of Them Girls”

Morgan Wallen, “Chasin’ You”

Morgan Wallen, “More Than My Hometown”


Top Country Album


Gabby Barrett, Goldmine

Sam Hunt, Southside

Chris Stapleton, Starting Over

Carrie Underwood, My Gift

Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album -- WINNER


Top Country Duo/Group


Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line -- WINNER

Maddie & Tae


Top Country Female Artist


Gabby Barrett -- WINNER

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood


Top Country Artist

Gabby Barrett
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen -- WINNER


Top Country Male Artist

Luke Combs
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen -- WINNER


Top Collaboration


24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”

Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope” -- WINNER

Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”

Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne, “WHATS POPPIN”


Top Billboard 200 Artist



Juice WRLD

Pop Smoke

Post Malone

Taylor Swift -- WINNER


Top Female Artist


Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande

Dua Lipa

Megan Thee Stallion

Taylor Swift -- WINNER


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