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Walker Hayes wins Billboard Music Award for Top Country Song; Eric Church wins for Top Country Tour

Walker Hayes is celebrating his first-ever Billboard Music Awards with the Top Country Song award for his viral hit, “Fancy Like.” The song was nominated alongside Chris Stapleton’s “You Should Probably Leave,” Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood’s “If I Didn’t Love You,” Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan’s, “Buy Dirt,” and Luke Combs’ “Forever After All.”

Hayes shared on Twitter upon hearing the news: “Just won Top Country Song at the @BBMAs.” He also reacted to the news in a video message posted to the official Billboard Music Awards account: “What up Billboard Awards?! Thank you for honoring ‘Fancy Like’ as the Top Country Song,” he said in the clip. “Holy cow, we never win anything…Just wanted to say thanks for honoring us. It’s a huge deal. It’s been a great year.”

Eric Church won the Billboard Music Award for ‘Top Country Tour” with his Gather Again Tour.  Other nominees in the Top Country Tour category were Luke Bryan’s Proud to Be Right Here tour; and Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show Tour, which had 41 stops during the eligibility period.

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