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Zildjian Artists at the 2014 ACM Awards

The 3 hour show featured the Zildjian logo from start to finish!

The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards was held last night at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, with additional performances taking place nearby at The Mandalay Bay. The three-hour long show was packed with celebrity presenters, industry humor from hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, and performance after performance from country music's top stars. The show also featured the Zildjian logo from start to finish with The Band Perry opening the show (Boone Daughdrill), Dierks Bentley closing it (Steve Misamore), and almost every performance in between with a Zildjian artist on the drum throne.

These performances in order of appearance were: The Band Perry (Boone Daughdrill), Florida Georgia Line (Sean Fuller), Blake Shelton (Tracy Broussard), George Strait (Mike Kennedy), Eric Church (Craig Wright), Blake Shelton, this time with Shakira (Tracy Broussard), Keith Urban (Steve Sinatra), Luke Bryant (Kent Slucher), Tim McGraw (Shawn Fichter), Florida Georgia line again, this time with Luke Bryan (Sean Fuller), Hunter Hayes (Steve Sinatra- pulling double-duty after his performance with Keith Urban), George Strait again (Mike Kennedy), and Dierks Bentley with Cheryl Crow (Steve Misamore). The most memorable performance had to be Florida Georgie Line and Luke Bryan as they sang their collaborative song "This is How We Roll" with full-scale pyrotechnics behind them and stunt cyclists from the Nitro Circus jumping and flipping over the head of drummer Sean Fuller. Check out the performance here!

Of course, this was an awards show, so we can't forget to mention the awards! Country acts backed by Zildjian artists were heavily nominated, and took home the awards for Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Duo, Vocal Group, Album of the Year, and Video of the Year. It's worth mentioning that four out of five of the artists nominated for Entertainer of the Year were Zildjian bands, as were ALL FIVE of the nominees for Album of The Year!

Here is the full list of nominees and winners who play Zildjian:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Winner: George Strait- Mike Kennedy
Luke Bryan- Kent Slucher
Blake Shelton- Tracy Broussard
Taylor Swift- Matt Billingslea

MALE VOCALIST
Luke Bryan- Kent Slucher
Blake Shelton- Tracy Broussard

FEMALE VOCALIST
Kacey Musgraves- Jared Kneale
Taylor Swift- Matt Billingslea

VOCAL DUO
Winner: Florida Georgia Line- Sean Fuller

VOCAL GROUP
Winner: The Band Perry- Boone Daughdrill
Little Big Town- Seth Rausch
Zac Brown Band- Chris Fryar

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Winner: Same Trailer Different Park, Kacey Musgraves- Jared Kneale
Based On A True Story…, Blake Shelton- Tracy Broussard
Crash My Party, Luke Bryan- Kent Slucher
Here's to the Good Times, Florida Georgia Line- Sean Fuller
Two Lanes of Freedom, Tim McGraw- Shawn Fichter

SINGLE RECORD
Cruise, Florida Georgia Line- Sean Fuller
Highway Don't Care, Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban- Shawn Fichter

SONG
Mine Would Be You, Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan (Blake Shelton)- Tracy Broussard

VIDEO
Winner: Highway Don't Care, Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban- Shawn Fichter
Better Dig Two, The Band Perry- Boone Daughdrill
Blowin' Smoke, Kacey Musgraves- Jared Kneale

VOCAL EVENT
Boys 'Round Here, Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies and friends- Tracy Broussard
Cruise (Remix), Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly- Sean Fuller
Highway Don't Care, Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban- Shawn Fichter

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