Florida Georgia Line named ACM’s new vocal duo or group of the year (from the mailbag)

Florida Georgia Line
The good times keep coming for Florida Georgia Line – and just this morning – the rising country duo has been awarded the Academy of Country Music's 2013 New Vocal Duo or Group honor, marking their first ACM win. FGL also scored nominations in the New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl's and Vocal Duo of the Year categories. The award show will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7 on CBS at 8:00 PM ET / PT.

"We used to tell each other how fun it would be one day to actually attend an award show," shares Brian Kelley. "This last year has been a whirlwind and we've had the opportunity to go to a few. With that said, we never dreamed we would win an award or receive multiple nominations. This is an unbelievable honor!"

Tyler Hubbard adds, "thank you to our fans for letting us play for you out on the road and giving back in such a cool way. This award and these nominations couldn't have happened without you!"


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ACMS: And The Nominees Are… (Artist Awards)


And now, the nominees you’ve all been waiting for!

Vocal Event of the

Don’t Rush – Kelly Clarkson & Vince Gill

Easy – Rascal Flatts & Natasha Bedingfield

Feel Like A Rock Star – Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw

Let It Rain – David Nail & Sarah Buxton

The Only Way I Know – Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan & Eric


Video of the Year:

Creepin’ – Eric Church

Wanted – Hunter Hayes

Tornado – Little Big Town

Merry Go ‘Round – Kacey Musgraves

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

The Wind – Zac Brown Band


Single Record of
the Year:

Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band

Over You – Miranda Lambert

Pontoon – Little Big Town

Springsteen – Eric Church

Wanted – Hunter Hayes



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ACMs: And The Nominees Are… (Industry Awards)


That’s right, the ACM Awards 2013 have announced their
nominees, and they are as follows!

Songwriter of the

Rodney Clawson
Dallas Davidson
Josh Kear
Luke Laird
Shane McAnally


Casino of
the Year:

Agua Caliente Casino ‐ Rancho Mirage, CA
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Tulsa, OK
Northern Quest Casino – Airway Heights, WA
Red Rock Casino & Resort – Las Vegas, NV
WinStar World Casino ‐
Thackerville, OK


of the Year:

Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace ‐ Bakersfield, CA
Joe’s Bar – Chicago, IL
The Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown, OH
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill ‐ Denver,
Wild Bills- Duluth, GA


Venue of
the Year:

Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
BOK Center ‐ Tulsa, OK
Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Meadowbrook – Gilford, NH
Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN


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Golden Globe Awards… Let’s (Not) Pan To Taylor Swift


If you saw the title
of my recent article on the People’s Choice Awards
, you’ll appreciate my
awesome pun skill(z) by the time you’ve finished reading THIS article.

So the Golden Globes were last night. Both Keith Urban and
the aforementioned Taylor Swift were up for the same award of ‘Best Original
Song – Movie’. Neither won, and instead it was given to Adele for ‘Skyfall’,
which I didn’t mind as it’s a good song and Adele is a fantastic performer. If
it had stopped there, I wouldn’t have bothered writing this article, and that
would have been that. Except, this happened:


Tina Fey (how gorgeous was her dress?!) and Amy Poehler were
the night’s hosts, and after they both lost their category they proceeded to ‘get
drunk’ on stage. Of course the banter is amusing and everyone’s having a good
time, until, out of the blue, Tina shouts “and you know what, Taylor Swift… you
stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son!”


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