Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan & More Win Billboard Music Awards [Photo Gallery]

Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan & More Win Billboard Music Awards [Photo Gallery]

Kelly Clarkson hosted the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on May 20 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

On the country front, Chris Stapleton took home three awards, including Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album.

Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” earned Top Country Song, while Luke Bryan copped the Top Country Tour award. Maren Morris was named the Top Country Female Artist, and Florida Georgia Line won Top Country Duo/Group Artist. Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton earned four all-genre nominations, but they were bested in each category by non-country artists. In addition, Alan Jackson won Top Christian Album.

Check out all of the country-centric winners below, as well as a photo gallery, courtesy of AFF-USA.com.

Top Country Artist
Chris Stapleton WINNER
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett

Top Country Male Artist
Chris Stapleton WINNER
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett

Top Country Female Artist
Maren Morris WINNER
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert

Top Country Duo/Group Artist
Florida Georgia Line WINNER
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour
Luke Bryan WINNER
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Top Country Album
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1 WINNER
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Brett Young, Brett Young

Top Country Song
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road” WINNER
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Top Selling Album
Taylor Swift, reputation WINNER
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
P!nk, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)

Top Selling Song
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” WINNER
Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran “Perfect”

Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Camila Cabello WINNER
Sam Hunt
Cardi B
Drake
Ed Sheeran

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Drake WINNER
Chris Stapleton
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

Top Christian Album
Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection WINNER
Elevation Worship, There Is A Cloud
Hillsong UNITED, Wonder
Hillsong Worship, Let There Be Light
MercyMe, Lifer

 

photos by Scooter/AFF-USA.com

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