Florida Georgia Line: ACM Breakout Artist of the Decade Award & More

ACM Breakout Artist of the Decade Award

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Florida Georgia Line has earned the ACM Breakout Artist of the Decade Award, ACM Single of the Decade Award, and ACM Music Event of the Decade Award!

The Academy of Country Music has declared Florida Georgia Line as the first-ever recipients of the ACM Breakout Artist of the Decade Award, ACM Single of the Decade Award and ACM Music Event of the Decade Award! The duo was awarded all three ACM Decade Awards in a surprise backstage presentation during their final stop on their Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour in Irvine, CA on Saturday.

With these wins, Florida Georgia Line earns three of the seven all-new ACM Decade Award categories, including most recently announced ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Decade Award recipient Chris Stapleton, ACM Songwriter of the Decade Award recipient Rhett Akins and ACM Song of the Decade Award recipients Miranda Lambert, and songwriters Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, for “The House That Built Me.”

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 an impactful way. Factors considered include success at radio, commercial media, sales and streaming, creative integrity, touring statistics, artistic merit and ACM Award recognition.

The multi-platinum BMLG Records duo received the ACM Single of the Decade Award for their record-breaking #1 hit “Cruise,” 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.

Additionally, Florida Georgia Line received the ACM Music Event of the Decade Award for “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.

Florida Georgia Line has been making history since 2012, when they became the first country act to achieve RIAA’s Diamond certification for 10 million copies sold with their career debut – and now the ACM Single of the Decade — the 11x Platinum “Cruise,” which remains the best-selling digital country single of all time. Continuing to rule the charts, the 8x Platinum, #1 collaboration “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha reigned atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 50 weeks straight. Florida Georgia Line has earned 9.3+ billion streams, exceeded 33.6 million track downloads, sold more than 4.6 million albums worldwide while racking up 16 No. 1 singles.

Congrats to Florida Georgia Line on being honored with the ACM Breakout Artist of the Decade Award, ACM Single of the Decade Award, and ACM Music Event of the Decade Award! Share this news with other fans!

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