Can you win for winning? Because when Carrie Underwood walked up to the American Music Awards stage on Sunday night (Nov. 24) to accept her favorite female country artist and favorite country album awards, her speech was a worthy contender for a prize of its own.
“Thank you God for the talents that you give people, the gifts that you give people,” Underwood said as she spoke from her heart. “And not just the people that are up here on this stage tonight, for every single person. We all have gifts. Thank you for them. We hope we use them to make the world a better place.”
And like she usually does, Underwood went out of her way to thank her steadfast fans. “Thank you to the fans. You’re the ones that show up, you guys love on us so well. Thank you so much. And I want to thank the AMAs for making this award show fan voted,” she said, “because they’re the ones that matter. They’re the ones that count. God bless you guys.”
After the show, Underwood echoed that sentiment in a Twitter post.
Tonight was a dream! Thank you, fans, for voting…and for the love and support that you CONSTANTLY give! @AMAs I also want to say what an honor it was to be nominated with @KelseaBallerini @MarenMorris @DanAndShay and @KaneBrown ! You guys are… https://t.co/bNgaM16GYH pic.twitter.com/UQ6u48kHcy
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) November 25, 2019
Dan + Shay and Kane Brown were the night’s other big country winners.
All of the AMA nominees and winners (in bold) from the country category:
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
FAVORITE DUO or GROUP
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Kane Brown, Experiment
Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay
Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty
Luke Combs, “Beautiful Crazy”
Dan + Shay, “Speechless”
Blake Shelton, “God’s Country”
Country singer-songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus also won the AMA for favorite song in the rap/hip-hop category for his collaboration with Lil Nas X on “Old Town Road.”