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Artists Respond to ACM Nominations!

48th ACM AWards 2013

Artists and fans are still reeling from the ACM Awards nominations. There were lots of surprises this year, and I think it’s safe to say no one was more surprised than the artists themselves.

Florida Georgia Line 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 and Vocal Duo of the Year categories.

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!”

Singer/songwriter Will Hoge scored his first ACM nomination in the Song of the Year category for penning “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” performed by the Eli Young Band.

Earlier this year I had the amazing opportunity to participate in the ACM Honors event at the Ryman in Nashville, alongside some of my greatest musical influences,” shares Will Hoge. “Now to receive this nomination and know that I’ll get to spend even more time in Vegas with fans, friends, Country radio and the awesome ACM team, I’m truly honored.”

Singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves received three nominations, FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR and VIDEO OF THE YEAR for both artist and producer.

“Holy sh*t y’all! I am speechless and so thankful,” said Musgraves. “As a newcomer it’s an honor to be included in such a talented group of ladies.”

Hunter Hayes has six Academy of Country Music Awards nominations, the second most nominated artist this year. This marks his first nominations in the “Song of the Year” (Artist and Composer), “Single Record of the Year” (Artist and Producer) and “Video of the Year” categories.

“I really feel like I’m part of the family now. It’s such an honor to have the most amazing fans and now this incredible country music community think my music is worthy of these nominations. With ‘Wanted’ being nominated for a GRAMMY and now the ACM’s – it blows my mind, what a way to kick off the year!!”

Thompson Square’s hot streak continues as the chart-topping duo once again earned a “Top Vocal Duo” nomination – and the opportunity to defend its crown.

“It’s amazing to be nominated in our favorite category for the second year,” said Keifer & Shawna Thompson. “A big high five to all of you who voted for us. We love ya!”

Miranda Lambert is nominated for Female Vocalist, Entertainer of the Year, Song of the Year, and Single of the Year!

ACM’s! I’m so happy to be nominated! The butterflies are always there when the names are being announced. I feel so blessed. Celebrating!

Little Big Town scored 4 nominations with Group of the Year, Video for “Tornado,” Single for “Pontoon,” and Album of the Year.

Humbled this a.m. to hear we have 4 #ACM nominations! #loveourfans #couldthisweekgetanybetter

Martina McBride scored a Female Vocalist nomination.

Holy smokes! So excited and happy for the ACM Female Vocalist Of The Year nomination! Congrats to all the nominees!

Blake Shelton got 3 nominations including Entertainer and Male Vocalist.

Holyshitballs of America!!!! First 3 ACM nominations then a Nickelodeon nomination!!!! This calls for a drink!!! #probablynotagoodrolemodel

Luke Bryan scored his first ever Entertainer of the Year nomination along with Male Vocalist and Album.

My life is so good. Thank y’all…Thanks for the nominations

Congrats to all of the nominees!!

The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year® will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7that 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on CBS.

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