The fans of country music love Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line and they proved it again Tuesday during the American Country Awards.
Bryan was named artist of the year and Florida Georgia Line was the top winner, with six trophies, including new artist and single of the year for the "Cruise" remix with Nelly. Blake Shelton was next with four awards, including album of the year for "Based on a True Story ..."
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The "Highway Don't Care" team-up of Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban continued to rake in trophies, winning three, including song of the year. Bryan also won touring artist of the year along with the night's top honor, and his three wins give him 12 ACA awards in the show's four-year history. "It started amazingly and it's ending amazingly."
The fan-voted awards show highlighted a split between everyday listeners and the music industry when it comes to Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and the popularity of the so-called bro country movement. Female artist of the year Miranda Lambert also was a multiple winner with two awards and Brad Paisley was presented with the ACAs Video Vanguard Award.