Church wins surprise honor
Friday, April 1, 2016
– Eric Church received the Academy of Country Music Video of the Year award in a surprise honor late this afternoon in Las Vegas.
Church was handed the award for the song "Mr. Misunderstood," the title track of his surprise disc, which came out in November. Church was with the John Peets, who directed the video with Rice Long, and is also Church's manager.
"I told you it would win," said Church. "It's his first video."
"It's unbelievable," said Peets. "I can't believe it at all...We decided to make our video really quick."
"It's the cheapest video ever, ever to win video of the year," Church said. "It was just us."
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