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American Country Awards

American Country Awards 2013: The Winners List

Every year about this time, I start to feel a little bombarded with country music awards shows. (We just had the CMA Awards, didn’t we?) But the American Country Awards bills itself as “the show for the next generation of country music fans,” and that definitely serves a purpose in this genre by giving fans a chance to vote directly for their favorites online. Tuesday night, as Trace Adkins and […]

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” To the Top: Can They Stay There?

Few would dispute the notion that country duo Florida Georgia Line is currently the hottest act going in country music right now. Their hit song “Cruise”, according to Billboard, recently broke the record for consecutive number of months on the Hot Country Songs chart, sitting comfortably in that slot for the last 22 weeks. Not to mention that since “Cruise” was released, the whole get-a-hot-girl-into-your-pickup-truck theme has become a “thing” […]


Acts To Watch For in 2013 (Part 1)

It’s that time of year—time for everyone’s year-end favorite lists, including a few of them right here on MIMO. It’s fun to look back at our top musical performers, songs, albums and what-not over the past year. But I thought it would also be fun to take a look forward—to point out bands and artists that are on the radar for 2013, acts that I think you’ll probably be hearing […]


Florida Georgia Line “Here’s To the Good Times”: Album Review

Universal Republic Nashville (2012)

After a few weeks’ lull in new country releases (perhaps no one wanted to compete with Taylor Swift?), newcomer country duo Florida Georgia Line steps up to the plate with their debut full-length, Here’s To the Good Times. If you’re a die-hard country fan, you’re probably already familiar with FGL, as they’ve been burning up the country charts with their single “Cruise.” You may recall that I profiled the duo […]


Country Acts to Watch: Florida Georgia Line

Move over, Brooks & Dunn. (Oh, wait, they already did.) Anyhow, there’s a new male country duo in town destined to light up the charts.   Florida Georgia Line is made up of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard (hailing from Florida and Georgia, respectively) who first started putting out their own material in 2010, releasing two EPs, Anything Like Me and It’z Just What We Do. The success of the […]