FGL takes home two CMAs
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
– Florida Georgia Line led the list of winners at the 47th Country Music Association awards, but not by much. The duo took two awards during the night -
Vocal Group of the Year and Song of the Year for the ubiquitous Cruise.
Kacey Musgraves won Artist of the Year. "This first year for me has just been indescribable...I feel very thankful. Thank you so much."
Musgraves released her debut earlier this year.
Album of the Year went to Blake Shelton for "Based on a True Story."
Little Big Town took the honor for Vocal Group of the Year.
Song of the Year, a songwriter's award, went to Lee Brice for I Drive Your Truck.
Mac McAnallay won Musician of the Year.
Kenny Rogers was honored with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award was first awarded to Willie Nelson on the 2012 CMA Awards and renamed in his honor. The honor goes to an artist for achieving the highest degree of recognition in country both nationally and internationally in prominence and stature through concert performances, humanitarian efforts, philanthropy, record sales, and public representation. the highest level.
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