Florida Georgia Line Wins Inaugural ACM Breakout Artist, Single & Musical Event of the Decade Awards

Florida Georgia Line Wins Inaugural ACM Breakout Artist, Single & Musical Event of the Decade Awards

The Academy of Country Music recently announced the addition of seven new ACM Decade Awards: Song of the Decade, Album of the Decade, Artist-Songwriter of the Decade, Breakout Artist of the Decade, Single of the Decade, Songwriter of the Decade and Music Event of the Decade.

Three of the aforementioned awards—Breakout Artist of the Decade, Single of the Decade and Musical Event of the Decade—have been presented to Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line.

The ACM Breakout Artist of the Decade Award acknowledges an artist that first impacted country music in the decade and has contributed to the country music format in a meaningful way. Factors considered include success at radio, commercial media, sales and streaming, creative integrity, touring statistics, artistic merit and ACM Award recognition.

FGL’s 2012 No. 1 hit, “Cruise, was recognized as the ACM Single of the Decade Award, which recognizes a single that has impacted country music over the decade. The factors considered include success at radio, commercial media, sales and streaming, artistic merit and ACM Award recognition.

Florida Georgia Line received the ACM Music Event of the Decade Award for their 2017 No. 1 hit, “Meant to Be,” with Bebe Rexha. The award recognizes a recording performed by artists who do not regularly perform together that has impacted country music over the decade. The factors considered include success at radio, commercial media, sales and streaming, artistic merit and ACM Award recognition.

Previously announce recipients of the ACM Decade Awards include:

  • ACM Song of the Decade: Miranda Lambert and songwriters Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin for “The House That Built Me”
  • ACM Songwriter of the Decade: Rhett Akins
  • ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Decade: Chris Stapleton
  • ACM Artist of the Decade: Jason Aldean

The ACM Album of the Decade will be announced next.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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