ACM Awards 2020: Florida Georgia Line's 'I Love My Country' performance has fans calling duo 'not real country'

'Oh the irony in Florida Georgia Line singing about how they love their country when they’re the definition of not real country,' said a viewer


                            ACM Awards 2020: Florida Georgia Line's 'I Love My Country' performance has fans calling duo 'not real country'
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The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards was one of the most anticipated award shows this year and it did live up to the hype. Originally scheduled for April 5, the ceremony was pushed back to September 16 on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 55th ACM Awards was broadcast live on the CBS Television Network and was made available to stream on-demand on CBS All Access. Billed as Country Music's Party of the Year, the ACM Awards are an annual celebration of the brightest stars and most awe-inspiring achievements within the genre. After a five-month delay due to the pandemic, the Academy of Country Music Awards were held live from Nashville, Tennessee.

The event was hosted by Keith Urban who performed this duty for the first time after taking over from previous 16-time host Reba McEntire. The award show will not include a live audience but will feature a star-studded line-up of performers to make sure there is no dull moment. The award show had an impressive line-up of performers to celebrate country music's special night. The show featured a jaw-dropping performance from the insanely popular musical duo Florida Georgia Line, who were also nominated in the Duo of the Year category. Florida Georgia Line took the stage by storm with their performance of 'I Love My Country' from the album '6-Pack'. However many fans seemed to be unimpressed with their performance and took to Twitter to weigh in on it. 

One user tweeted, "Is Florida Georgia Line intentionally trashy to the point that it's ironic or are they trying to be serious and they just don't have any taste or class?" Another one wrote, "Not Florida Georgia line...I’m sorry to all viewers #ACMs."



 



 

Another user, seemingly upset with their performance, tweeted, "Here is Florida Georgia Line.” #ACMs Me: Mute." One wrote, "what are country singers thinking when they're writing their songs? like did florida georgia line write "this brand new chevy with a lift kit would look a hell of a lot better with you up in it" and go "oh yeah brother that's the real emotion you nailed it with that one."



 



 

Another user wrote, "And then Florida Georgia line comes out and ruins it for everyone. Who likes this shit?" One person tweeted, "Oh the irony in Florida Georgia Line singing about how they love their country when they’re the definition of not real country." Another one wrote, "I’m legit LOLing at Florida Georgia Line rolling around on this scooter and pointing at an empty arena. This is comedy gold. SNL, you watching? #ACMs."



 



 



 

The event witnessed some breath-taking performances by Taylor Swift, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Riley Green, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi and Tenille Townes, who performed at the Ryman. Jimmie Allen, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert featuring songwriters Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick, and Tim McGraw who took the stage by storm at The Bluebird and Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton, Taylor Swift, and Morgan Wallen who performed from the Opry.

The 55th Annual ACM Awards aired live from three iconic country music venues, including Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe. The award ceremony was broadcast on Wednesday, September 16, live from 8 pm to 11 pm on CBS Television Network. It can also be streamed on-demand on CBS All Access.

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