Luke Combs Wins Big At The Billboard Music Awards

After being postponed due to the coronavirus, the 2020 Billboard Music Awards finally went down last night from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, and it was quite a night, even if it went on without an audience. 

Luke Combs was the big country winner this year, taking home three trophies, including Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album for "What You See Is What You Get." Dan + Shay also took home multiple awards, including Top Duo/Group and Top Country Song for "10,000 Hours," featuring Justin Bieber. Top Female Artist went to Maren Morris and George Strait was honored with Top Country Tour.

  • Garth Brooks was honored with this year’s Billboard Icon Award, which was presented to him by Cher (looking better than ever). Before actually accepting his award, Garth performed a medley of his biggest hits including “Thunder Rolls,” “Calling Baton Rouge,” “The River,” “Standing Outside the Fire,” “That Summer,” “Dive Bar,” “Friends in Low Places” (with a recorded audience singing along), and “The Dance.” Then a tearful Garth accepted his award telling Cher that winning an award she got makes him feel “cool,” which is a “word I’d never use to describe me.” He thanked God, his wife Trisha Yearwood, his daughters, and fans, adding, “thank you for my life.” 

Luke was also on hand to perform on the show and dressed up in a suit and no hat for a somber performance of “Better Together,” accompanied only by a piano. Kane Brown was also there to perform, and was joined by Swae Lee and Khalid for their collaboration “Be Like That.” For a complete recap of last night's show click here

2020 Billboard Music Award Country Winners
(click here for the complete list)

Top Country Artist

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs - WINNER
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maren Morris
  • Thomas Rhett

Top Country Male Artist

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs - WINNER
  • Thomas Rhett

Top Country Female Artist

  • Maren Morris - WINNER
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group

  • Dan + Shay - WINNERS
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Old Dominion

Top Country Tour

  • Eric Church
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • George Strait - WINNER

Top Country Album

Kane Brown “Experiment”
Luke Combs “What You See Is What You Get” - WINNER
Maren Morris “Girl”
Thomas Rhett “Center Point Road”
Morgan Wallen “If I Know Me”

Top Country Song

  • Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours” - WINNER
  • Maren Morris “The Bones”
  • Old Dominion “One Man Band”
  • Blake Shelton “God’s Country”
  • Morgan Wallen “Whiskey Glasses”