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Despite Grammy snub, Florida Georgia Line wins the ACAs

Despite being shut out at the Grammy Awards, Florida Georgia Line doesn’t seem to mind. They are still busily winning plenty of awards in the world of country.

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Florida Georgia Line were big winner’s at the American Country Awards this year. They were nominated for an impressive eight awards, including Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year and others. And they took home a lot of those.

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With the ACAs, as well as the other awards the band has been nominated for this year, why were they overlooked by the Grammys?

The band’s single “Cruise” has sold millions of copies (according to the RIAA, certified platinum six times in the U.S. alone), and the band has been on tour with the likes of Luke Bryan, Alabama, Brantley Gilbert and Jake Owen.

“It’s a dream come true,” says Brian Kelley. “Although it still kind of feels like just yesterday that we were writing the first couple of songs on the back of Tyler’s tailgate.”

Florida Georgia Line also performed at the American Country Awards, and maybe for the first time this year, they played a song that wasn’t “Cruise.” They have shown that they are more than one song, but the Grammy nominations committee apparently didn’t get the message.

It’s true the band is mostly known for the one single, but they have others who are doing well (plus, the Grammys do have country categories).

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It doesn’t seem like the band minds though — they were at the ACAs Tuesday night accepting each and every award and not caring about anything but the country world they are in. And they seemed nothing but grateful for every single moment.

Of those eight nominations, they took home numerous awards, including Music Video of the Year by a New Artist, Single of the Year and Single of the Year by a new Artist — proving they are here to stay.

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