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Ariana’s Artist of the Year, Justin & Drake Win Big, Selena Re-Emerges at 2016 American Music Awards

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Dick Clark ProductionsMost of the awards were given out off-camera, but when all was said and done, Justin Bieber and Drake were the big winners at Sunday night’s 2016 American Music Awards.

Justin, who performed “Let Me Love You” live from Bologna, Italy via satellite, scooped four trophies, including Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album, for Purpose, and Favorite Pop/Rock Song, for “Love Yourself.” Drake, who headed into the show with the most nominations — 13, an AMA record — took home four, including Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song, for “Hotline Bling,” …read more

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Starstruck at the AMAs: Cam Comes Face-to-Face with Elsa

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ABC/Image Group LA Even though she was nominated for Favorite Female Country Artist at Sunday night’s American Music Awards, Cam admits she felt a tiny bit out of place on the red carpet, especially when she met the Broadway actress and singer who brought Frozen‘s Elsa to life.

“I do feel like starstruck! Like, I just met Idina Menzel and I, like, didn’t know what to say,” she laughs. “But it’s like really fun! I don’t have to perform today, so I get to just be like an audience member and get excited. That’s the best of both worlds, where you …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Tim McGraw took his daughter Maggie as his date to Sunday night’s American Music Awards.

Garth Brooks stops by to chat with the ladies of The View on Monday. You can catch the show at 11 a.m. ET on ABC.

Kip Moore will perform on the CMC Music Awards in Queensland, Australia in March of 2017.

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American Music Awards Winners List

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Dick Clark ProductionsHere’s the complete list of winners in all categories from Sunday night’s American Music Awards:

Artist of the Year
Ariana Grande

Favorite Album – Pop Rock
Justin Bieber — Purpose

Favorite Female Artist – Pop Rock
Selena Gomez

Favorite Male Artist – Pop Rock
Justin Bieber

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Adele

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop Rock
Twenty One Pilots

New Artist of the Year Un-Leashed by T-Mobile
ZAYN

Collaboration of the Year
Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign — “Work from Home”

Tour of the Year
Beyoncé

Video of the Year
Justin Bieber –“Sorry”

Favorite Song – Pop Rock
Justin Bieber — “Love Yourself”

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Thomas Rhett
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Carrie Underwood Competes for the Top Prize at Sunday’s American Music Awards

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Dick Clark ProductionsCarrie Underwood is the country artist to beat at this Sunday’s American Music Awards, garnering the most nominations in her field, and even nabbing a coveted spot as a finalist for the all-genre Artist of the Year award. She’ll compete against Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Rihanna for the show’s top prize.

Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line grabbed two mentions apiece. The show that airs live from Los Angeles Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Here’s the complete list of country contenders at the 2016 AMAs:

Artist of the Year
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After Conquering Canada and the U.S., High Valley Heads for Europe

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Atlantic Records/Warner NashvilleEven though High Valley has just released their debut album in the U.S., Dear Life, and the duo only recently had their breakthrough U.S. hit with “Make You Mine,” Brad and Curtis Rempel already have a sizeable following in their native Canada, having notched seven top-10 hits in the Great White North.

Next up, the brothers who now reside in Nashville take their music to Europe. They’ll tackle ten dates over two weeks starting February 4 in the Netherlands.

Here’s the complete itinerary for High Valley’s Make You Mine European Tour:

2/4 — Amsterdam, Netherlands
2/5 — Rotterdam, Netherlands
2/7 — Manchester, England
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Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers Celebrates His Engagement in Hawaii

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ABC/Image Group LAIt’s official! Dan + Shay are both off the market.

While Shay Mooney revealed his engagement to former Miss Arkansas USA Hannah Billingsley in August, Dan Smyers apparently sealed the deal in the past few days.

On Thursday, he shared a photo with longtime girlfriend Abby Law toasting each other during their travels, along with the caption, “Cham-plane…” Then on Friday, all was revealed as the two simultaneously posted the happy news to their socials.

“There are few words to fully convey this feeling of complete happiness,” Abby said. “Daniel Smyers, knowing and loving …read more

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Florida Georgia Line Set to Give — and Perhaps Receive — Awards at Sunday’s AMAs

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ABC/Image Group LATyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley will get a chance to show off their mad skills with the teleprompter at Sunday’s American Music Awards. Florida Georgia Line has been added to the list of the presenters at this year’s show, along with the likes of Ryan Seacrest, Shark Tank‘s Mark Cuban and model Chrissy Teigen.

Tyler and Bryan won’t just be passing out trophies, they may be taking some home as well. FGL is nominated for both Favorite Country Duo or Group and Favorite Country Song for “H.O.L.Y.”

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Invite a Friend: Stars Collaborate on “CMA Country Christmas”

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ABC/Heidi GutmanYou can expect plenty of holiday collaborations when CMA Country Christmas premieres later this month on ABC.

Host Jennifer Nettles teams up with both R&B phenomenon Andra Day and the actress who brought Elsa to life in Frozen, Idina Menzel, to deliver two songs from her new yuletide album, To Celebrate Christmas. Jennifer and Trisha Yearwood also assist legend Loretta Lynn on an appropriately-titled tune she wrote half a century ago, “Country Christmas.”

13-year-old jazz piano prodigy Joey Alexander accompanies Kelsea Ballerini on a new rendition of “My Favorite Things,” which has just been released to radio in time for the …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Holly Dunn scored her final #1 on the country charts in 1990 with this song from her album Heart Full of Love. Can you name it? ANSWER: “You Really Had Me Going.”

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