May 2

2019 Billboard Music Awards: Luke Combs wins Top Country Artist Award

Breakout star Luke Combs bags the top country artist at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.

Luke Combs is on Top

Luke Combs, Billboard
CK Photo/Billboard

Being pegged as one of the most surprising and amazing breakout stars in recent country music history, Luke Combs has proven that he deserves his spot in country music. He has made history with his amazing record “Beautiful Crazy” with the fastest trip to number one on the charts, with only 16 weeks elapsing since it was serviced to radio for airplay. This remarkable build up to his career started in 2017 when his first single “Hurricane” came out. His other hit singles, “When It Rains It Pours,” and “She Got the Best of Me” have firmly cemented his reputation as an artist to watch.

The Nominees

Jason Aldean

Fresh from the ‘Artist of the Decade’ win, Jason Aldean has become a trailblazer in country music in recent years. He has been headlining festival after festival with no signs of stopping!

He is best known for his songs “My Kind of Party,” “Night Train,” and “Old Boots, New Dirt,” all of which have done exceptionally well in the charts.

He is planning his final shows for his 2019 All Night Tour in North Texas on October 11, at the Globe Life Park.

Kane Brown

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via Kane Brown’s Official Facebook Page

Dubbed by Rolling Stone as “Country Music’s New Outcast King,” Kane Brown broke glass ceilings as he earned his spot at the top of the country music industry. Breaking out in Nashville in the most unconventional way, he proved that he is more than just a social media sensation.

He earned his first number one album with ‘Experiment,’ released in 2018. Experiment sold 124,000 total copies, including 105,000 traditional album sales, to take Number one.

Brown was cornered at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards Red carpet and was asked about his ability to mesh together different styles and genres into his music. He tells Billboard that he is very grateful to be where he and his career is.

Dan + Shay

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via Dan + Shay’s official Facebook page

Dan + Shay have been breaking molds and records ever since they broke out onto the country scene. They have won several awards since their tenure in music.

They are also fresh from the Best Country Duo Award win at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. The duo, comprised of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, were performing significantly well at the charts for them to merit the award. They also lead the country artist pack with the most nominations under their belt.

Florida Georgia Line

Luke Combs, Billboard
Photo credits: Florida Georgia Line (L); George Strait (R)/

Composed of Brian Kelly and Tyler Hubbard, Florida Georgia Line is considered as one of the most successful country acts since their inception in the early 2010s.

Probably the most recognizable song that FGL has is their chart-topping, record-breaking song “Cruise” and  “Meant to Be,” featuring the pop artist Bebe Rexha.

FGL became the first and only country artist to receive the Digital Diamond Award for their single “Cruise,” crossing the 10x platinum threshold.

At the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, they bagged the Best Country Song with “Meant to Be.”


Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Luke Combs

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