Florida Georgia Line Take Home New Artist of the Year at the 2013 ACM Awards
Scotty McCreery came out to present the award, which he won previously. Brad Paisley also recalled how winning the fan-voted award helped jumpstart his career in his early days. The duo took the stage in a hurry, as producers were evidently urging them to make up for some lost time in the schedule.
“We’ve got to thank the Lord for blessing us beyond our wildest dreams,” said Tyler Hubbard. They went on to thank their team, label, publisher and all of the expected folks on the professional side of their career.
This avoids a potentially awkward scene between Gilbert and Kramer, who were both up for the award — and are also engaged.