Of course, when you win an ACM, that just proves that you are one of the best of the best. So when you are nominated, that is a huge honor! FGL agrees that its a huge honor but they also say that it’s also a huge motivator for them. “We’ll never forget the New Artist of the Year award that we won unexpectedly [at the 2013 ACMs] and the way it catapulted our career and our drive and our hunger,” the country duo’s Tyler Hubbard tells The Boot. “We just want to win. And I think that’s what we’re going to work for. So regardless of what happens that night, we’re really excited to just try to push ourselves to be better on all aspects of life. We really appreciate the love.” FGL is up for five ACM Awards this year including one that the group is super excited to be nomianted for, The Album of the Year catagory for Dig Your Roots. They said, “You know, we’ve put everything that we have into those. So I think for this year, Dig Your Roots, you know it took us a while to make our third record and we really, really just took our time and just pushed and wrote and had some really good songs come in, some really cool collaborations, and at the same time, just continued to stay ourselves but push the boundaries. And I think it’s cool to be recognized for that.” The 2017 ACM Awards will air live April 2 on CBS.