1996 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD WINNERS (COUNTRY)


by Sandra L. Toney

January 29, 1996 marked the 23rd annual AMA awards at the Shrine Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. The king of "redneck" jokes, Jeff Foxworthy, and the comedian, Sinbad, hosted the awards ceremony. The following country music awards were presented (the winner of each award will be marked with an asterik):

FAVORITE COUNTRY MUSIC ALBUM:

"Waitin' on Sundown" by Brooks & Dunn

*"The Hits" by Garth Brooks

"The Woman in Me" by Shania Twain

FAVORITE COUNTRY FEMALE PERFORMER:

Mary Chapin Carpenter

*Reba McEntire

Shania Twain

FAVORITE NEW COUNTRY ARTIST PERFORMER:

Rhett Akins

Ty Herndon

*Shania Twain

FAVORITE COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP:

*Alabama

Brooks & Dunn

Blackhawk

FAVORITE COUNTRY MALE PERFORMER:

*Garth Brooks

Alan Jackson

George Strait

FAVORITE "OVERALL" ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

*Garth Brooks

TLC

Boyz II Men

Hootie and the Blowfish

Green Day

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