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ACM nominees are - no surprise - happy!

Friday, January 30, 2015 – No surprise - those receiving ACM nominations are quite happy.

Kenny Chesney received four nominations centered around his single "American Kids." "With two hooks, three rhythm scans and some of the most ingenious wordplay I've ever experienced, 'American Kids' is unlike anything I've ever heard," Chesney said. "I knew it celebrates those people who lived life wide-open, colored outside the lines, thought more about life than they get credit for and have fun doing it.

"For the Academy of Country Music to recognize what I saw," Chesney said, "that makes me really happy -- and proud. Proud for Shane (McAnally), Luke (Laird) and Rodney (Clawson), all the guys who played on it or played it, Shaun (Silva) and his team for capturing the spirit of the song - and everybody out there who is living their life with that kind of joy."

"American Kids" was nominated for Song, Single and Video of the Year. Chesney and Buddy Cannon are nominated as producers for Single of the Year.

Florida Georgia Line came away with five nominations and tweeted away. "Thank you thank you thank you!! We are blown away and humbled by our 5 nominations @ACMawards this is a dream. And thank you fans. Much love."

"All we ever wanted to do was play country music. Thank you fans for allowing us to do so. We love you! We know what we came from!"

The Band Perry was once again nominated in the Vocal Group of the Year category. "We had just landed back in Tennessee early this morning when we found out about our nomination," said the band in a press release. "The recognition by the Academy of Country Music never fails to surprise us, and we are grateful to the ACM, our musical peers and most of all to our fans in country music."

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