Chris Stapleton is Billboard‘s Top Country Artist for 2018 — an honor he also took in 2016. He re-claimed the position after dropping to number-two last year behind Sam Hunt.
- Country Airplay Artist of the Year – Thomas Rhett
- Top Country Album of the Year – Luke Combs – This One’s for You
- Top Female Country Artist – Carrie Underwood
- Top Duo or Group – Florida Georgia Line
- Top Country Song – “Meant to Be” – Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha
- Top New Country Artist – Jordan Davis
- Number-one Country Airplay Song of 2018 – Kane Brown – “Heaven”