Georgia-related acts seem to be completely ruling the country music airwaves and awards shows these days. Most recently, at the inaugural American Country Countdown Awards on Dec. 15th, Tifton’s Kip Moore (pictured) won the Breakthrough Artist of the Year trophy, beating out fellow Georgians Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell, among other nominees in the night’s only fan-voted award. Macon’s Jason Aldean won Artist of the Year over Georgia brethren Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan. The latter two, however, took home their own awards – Bryan won for Male Vocalist of the Year (over Aldean and others), while Florida Georgia Line walked home with awards for Group/Duo of the Year and Collaboration of the Year, the latter for “This is How We Roll,” their hit song with Bryan (which Swindell co-wrote, further demonstrating Georgia’s utter dominance in modern country music). The same song also won in the category Digital Song of the Year.
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley were the hosts of the show, a new venture from Dick Clark Productions.