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Country Countdown: Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt win big

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Posted at 12:34 PM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 16:27:24-04

Singers Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt were the big winners at Sunday night's 2016 American Country Countdown Awards presentation at the Forum in Inglewood.

Bryan took home the top prize, Artist of the Year, along with Male Vocalist Of The Year, while Hunt gathered the Breakthrough Male Of The Year and Digital Album Of  The Year.

Country music luminaires Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Brooks & Dunn and Martina McBride were among those who performed during the show, based on the radio countdown show, "American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks."

The show also featured Toby Keith performing a tribute to the late Merle Haggard, introduced by Matthew McConaughey and featuring Haggard's band, The Strangers.

Here is a complete list of winners:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- Luke Bryan

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR -- Luke Bryan

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR -- Carrie Underwood

GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR -- Florida Georgia Line

BREAKTHROUGH MALE OF THE YEAR -- Sam Hunt

BREAKTHROUGH FEMALE OF THE YEAR -- Kelsea Ballerini

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR -- Old Dominion

SONG OF THE YEAR -- "Die A Happy Man," Thomas Rhett

ALBUM OF THE YEAR "Traveller," Chris Stapleton

DIGITAL SONG OF THE YEAR -- "Girl Crush," Little Big Town

DIGITAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR -- "Montevallo," Sam Hunt

TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- Garth Brooks