By Courtney E. Smith

It’s Florida Georgia Line’s first year being nominated for Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, but no one is surprised they made the cut. After the massive success of “Cruise” and the No. 1 Billboard Hot 200 debut of their second album, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard are at the top of the country music heap.

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“When 2014 started, everyone wanted to know what they were going to do next,” says Cynthia Sanz of People Country. “Like, could they deliver a second album that had as many hits on it and that made people want to see them?”

The answer was a resounding yes, as FGL explored their country roots with “Dirt” and got the party started with “Sun Daze.” They picked up Billboard and AMA Awards as well as playing a nationally televised New Year’s Eve show.

“We’re country to the core, but we like to incorporate our influences, have a good time, keep it fresh,” says Kelley. “It’s that FGL sound. That’s who we are.”

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Watch the video and see if who they are might land them an award for Entertainer of the Year.

The 50th ACM Awards air Sunday, April 19 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. 

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