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Billboard Music Award Winners 2018

Billboard music awards as always has a mega range of artists and performances and those who were country influenced did not disappoint! Winners included Maren Morris for Top Country Female Artist, Florida Georgia Line for Top Country Duo/Group Artist, and Luke Bryan for Top Country Tour. Stay tuned to Taste of Country throughout the NBC telecast of the awards, as we will update the list of official winners throughout the night! Not only will we be watching the country-specific categories, but some all-genre categories in which country artists just might come home as a winner within!

2018 Billboard Music Awards Winners:
Billboard Chart Achievement Award:
Camila Cabello — WINNER!
Cardi B
Sam Hunt
Ed Sheeran

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

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

Top Country Male Artist:
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton — WINNER!

Top Country Female Artist:
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris — WINNER!

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 and Faith Hill

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

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

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”

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

Podcast 49

In the latest Podcast from CMNI we catch up with Sam Hunt about his new single ‘Downtown’s Dead’. We also learn about Shania Twain’s amazing support act and Blake Shelton’s new Nashville bar. This podcast features music from Billy Currington, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and much more.

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After a break of 15 months, Sam Hunt releases new material

It’s a great day to be a Sam Hunt fan: The country singer announced via Instagram on Tuesday (May 15)  that he would release a brand-new single, “Downtown’s Dead,” on May 16. It’s his first single since the February 2017 release of “Body Like a Back Road,” a song that achieved massive popularity with Hunt’s fanbase and sat at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart for 25 consecutive weeks, smashing the previousl record

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