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Pictured (L-R): Academy of Country Music CEO Pete Fisher, multi-ACM winner Thomas Rhett, Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta
Pictured (L-R): The Valory Music Co. GM George Briner, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, BMLG Records President/BMLG EVP Jimmy Harnen, FGL’s Brian Kelley, BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta
Pictured (L-R): Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, Thomas Rhett, FGL’s Brian Kelley
Pictured (L-R): Reba McEntire and Lauren Daigle
Pictured (L-R): back row – Eli Young Band’s James Young, Chris Thompson, Mike Eli and John Jones, BMLG’s Jim Weatherson, Midland’s Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach and Jess Carson, A Thousand Horses’ Bill Satcher, Graham DeLoach, Zach Brown and Michael Hobby, Ryan Follese, Dann Huff | front row – BMLG’s George Briner, Drake White, Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley; BMLG’s Scott Borchetta, FGL’s Tyler Hubbard, Thomas Rhett, Carly Pearce, BMLG’s Jimmy Harnen
Florida Georgia Line Steals the Show with Backstreet Boys Collaboration & Earns Two Trophies
Thomas Rhett Takes Home Male Vocalist & Song of the Year Prizes
Reba McEntire & Lauren Daigle Duet on “Back To God,” Out Now
LAS VEGAS, NV (April 3, 2017) – Stacking the deck during a star-studded weekend, BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP artists brought bold collaborations and coveted victories to the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards last night (4/2) at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The live broadcast on CBS featured FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE who shared the stage with Pop idols BACKSTREET BOYS for a show-stopping mashup of the duo’s current single “God, Your Mama, And Me” and Backstreet Boy’s “Everybody.” Prior to the telecast, the duo won Single of the Year (“H.O.L.Y.”) and Vocal Event of the Year(“May We All” featuring Tim McGraw).
It was a big night for THOMAS RHETT as he took home a pair of awards for Male Vocalist of the Year as well as Song of the Year for his 3X PLATINUM, six-week No.1 hit “Die A Happy Man” alongside co-writers Sean Douglas and Joe Spargur. Later in the telecast, Thomas Rhett debuted his new single “Craving You” featuring Maren Morris, who joined him on stage for an electrifying performance. The song is available worldwide now.
Fellow Country superstar and friend RONNIE DUNN introduced REBA MCENTIRE’s collaboration withGRAMMY®-nominated Contemporary Christian artist LAUREN DAIGLE, who offered a powerful rendition of the iconic entertainer’s latest single “Back To God.” A special version of the duet is out now.
RASCAL FLATTS highlighted their tight harmonies and spitfire energy singing their Top 20-and-rising single “Yours If You Want It,” th e lead single from their highly-anticipated tenth studio album BACK TO US, out May 19.
From the stage to the soirees, the talented roster mingled with their label family, friends and industry executives. The BMLG after party was held at Sake Rok Las Vegas with sushi and cocktails flowing as everyone celebrated throughout the night.