2016 Billboard Music Awards Country Winners
Bryan took home the Top Country Artist title, Chris Stapleton walked away with Top Country Album, and Thomas Rhett — who was the only artist there in person to accept his award — finished the genre's honors with Top Country Song.
“This is incredible,” Rhett said while accepting his honor. “Never in a million years did I think that being a songwriter sitting on a bus writing a song about who we love would win an award like this.”
The top prize of the night, the Billboard Chart Achievement Award, was granted to R&B artist Rihanna. A list with all of the night's big winners across all genres can be found on Billboard‘s website.
2016 Billboard Music Awards Country Winners:
Top Country Artist
Zac Brown Band
Luke Bryan — WINNER!
Top Country Album
Chris Stapleton, Traveller — WINNER!
Luke Bryan, Kill the Lights
Sam Hunt, Montevallo
Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller
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 Christian Album
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be — WINNER!
Hillsong UNITED, Empires
Joey + Rory, Hymns That Are Important to Us
TobyMac, This Is Not a Test
Chris Tomlin, Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship
Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Little Big Town
Rihanna — WINNER!