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Luke Bryan named Artist of the Year at American Country Countdown Awards

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LOS ANGELES — Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood were among the big winners at Sunday night’s  American Country Countdown Awards and singer and songwriter Toby Keith performed a tribute to the late legend Merle Haggard.

The special tribute to the “Okie from Muskogee” singer and songwriter, who died on his 79th birthday on April 6 included Haggard’s band. Prince was also honored in the show when the crowd wore purple armbands according to Fox News.

Other performers for the show included Bryan, Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt and Cam. The show aired live on Fox from the Forum in Inglewood, California.

Here's a list of the winners:

Artist of the Year: Luke Bryan

Female Vocalist of the Year: Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year: Luke Bryan

Group/Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line

Breakthrough Female of the Year: Kelsea Ballerini

Breakthrough Male of the Year: Sam Hunt

Song of the Year: Thomas Rhett, "Die a Happy Man"

Album of the Year: Chris Stapleton, "Traveller"

Breakthrough Group/Duo of the Year: Old Dominion

Digital Album of the Year: Sam Hunt, "Montevallo"

Digital Song of the Year: Little Big Town, "Crush"

Touring Artist of the Year: Garth Brooks

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