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The Friday Five: ACM Award Nominees

The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards air this Sunday, April 19th, on CBS! We’re especially excited about this year’s group of Best New Artist nominees, along with some more familiar faces. Don’t forget you can vote for Best New Artist and Entertainer of the Year at VoteACM.com up until the start of the show! Here are our favorite tracks from some of this year’s ACM Award Nominees.

1. Thomas Rhett – “Front Porch Junkies”
Nominated for Best New Artist
We fell for Thomas’ funky country style, and after seeing him live he is one of our favorite performers, ever. We love all the Best New Artist nominees (really, you can’t go wrong), but we can’t help but root for the Home Team.

2. Dan + Shay – “What You Do To Me”
Nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year
This is one of our favorite songs of all time, of any genre, and quickly made its way to the top of our most played tracks. We can’t wait to see Dan + Shay + Nick (Jonas) perform at this year’s show!

3. Cole Swindell – “Let Me See Ya Girl”
Nominated for Best New Artist
Cole has written hit after hit for artists like Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georiga Line, and more. His debut album has had 3 #1 singles and counting. It’s one of those albums where every song is your jam.

4. Sam Hunt – “Breakup In A Small Town”
Nominated for Best New Artist
We. Are. Obsessed. With. This. Song. The perfect representation of Sam’s R&B / country mashup. Sam has been dominating the charts lately since “Montevallo” was released late last year, and we wouldn’t be surprised if he pulled off a win.

5. Kacey Musgraves – “Biscuits”
Nominated for Song of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year
Kacy’s throwback music and sartorial style (she and her band are always on point) is a refreshing change. We can’t wait for Kacey’s upcoming album!

Thomas Rhett Releases “Crash and Burn”

After weeks of teasing fans with snippets of a new song on his social media, Thomas Rhett finally released a brand new track off his upcoming album!  “Crash and Burn” is the first single from his sophomore album, expected later this summer.  The track was co-written by Chris Stapleton.  In the vein of his current #1 hit, “Makes Me Wanna,” the new track is bringing a funky, soulful vibe to country music.  Thomas has said his upcoming album is influenced by artists like Bruno Mars.  Guess he wants to funk country music up!  (Sorry, we had to)

Listen to Thomas’ new single “Crash And Burn” below and pickup a copy on iTunes now!

Thomas is nominated for Best New Artist at the 2015 ACM Awards, against fellow nominees Sam Hunt and Cole Swindell.  Fan voting for your fave is open now at VoteACM.com (Don’t make us choose!  Although, we can’t help but root for the Home Team…)  The awards air on CBS on April 19th.

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