One was the biggest name in country music before embracing a pure pop label. One is the current king of the country genre.
Both were victorious at the 2014 American Music Awards.
Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan, the artists referenced by the preceding tease, grabbed AMAs trophies for the Dick Clark Award of Excellence and Favorite Male Artist – Country, respectively, at Sunday’s ceremony. In celebrating victory, the two music industry heavyweights align with fellow winners like Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, 5 Seconds of Summer and One Direction.
On the heels of their victories, the night’s big winners posed in the AMAs press room. Some of those celebratory poses, along with a full winners’ list, are captured below (click the thumbnails for the full images).
Single of the Year
Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J – Dark Horse
Artist of the Year
New Artist of the Year
5 Seconds of Summer
Dick Clark Award for Excellence
Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
One Direction – Midnight Memories
Favorite Male Artist – Country
Favorite Female Artist – Country
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country
Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Album – Country
Brantley Gilbert – Just As I Am
Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Iggy Azalea – The New Classic
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Favorite Artist – Latin
Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)