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Wednesday
Feb132013

Country Artists React to ACM Awards Nominations

ACMHere is a roundup of country stars' reactions to Wednesday morning's ACM Awards nominations announcement:

-- Zac Brown Band's Clay Cook isn't happy the group's latest project, Uncaged, was shut out of the ACM Album of the Year category.  The band took home some hardware for that album at last Sunday's Grammy Awards, and Clay tweeted, "Call me crazy, but there's a fundamental problem when the Grammy winner for best country album isn't even NOMINATED for an ACM."

-- Martina McBride scored a Female Vocalist of the Year nod at the ACM's and tweeted, "Holy smokes! So excited and happy for the ACM Female Vocalist Of The Year nomination! Congrats to all the nominees!"

-- New Artist of the Year and Duo of the Year nominees Florida Georgia Line already won ACM New Vocal Duo or Group this year. They posted a message on Facebook, "We JUST found out we won ACM New Duo/Group of the Year!! And Nominated for overall new artist of the year. This was fan voted....speechless. You guys are unbelievable. We sincerely thank you and love yall."

-- Entertainer of the Year nominee Miranda Lambert: "ACM's! I'm so happy to be nominated! The butterflies are always there when the names are being announced. I feel so blessed. Celebrating!"

-- Six-time nominee Hunter Hayes: "This. Is. Awesome!! I cant believe I'm looking at a headline with my name and 6 @ACMAwards Nominations!!! So Honored!! So Excited!!"

-- ACM New Female Vocalist winner and New Artist of the Year nominee Jana Kramer: "HOLY CRAP! I can't believe I won new female!! Just another true fact that my fans are amazing!!! Thank you so so much! Means the world!!!!!! Smilin to myself knowin I am up against my fiancé @brantleygilbert &my friends @FLAGALine for overall. Honored to be in category with them!"

-- Sugarland's Kristian Bush: "Excited about @ACMawards Duo nom this morning. Congrats, @JenniferNettles! It's an honor to be nominated with you again."

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