Following Sunday’s ACM Awards, country stars took to social media to thank their fans for their support and express their excitement over hearing their name called as a winner on the night. George Strait, who was voted ACM Entertainer of the Year by his fans, was over the moon about his win. While he usually lets his management run his Twitter account, he took over the 140 character space for one night.
“#mysecondtweetever Thank you to the fans for this honor! You mean everything to me! –g” he wrote, including a post-ACM photo. #EOTY2014 #ACMs
Another equally excited artist was Justin Moore who picked up New Artist of the Year, the other fan voted award of the night. In a series of tweets, Justin thanked his fans and country radio.
“Wanna say another HUGE thanks to country radio for giving me a shot at success,” he wrote. “I love all of you. You are so important to us. I will never be able to repay you guys. I can’t wait to continue waving the flag for country music alongside all of you. Sincerely…JM And all you fans…you freakin rock! Anytime my fans are allowed to have their voice heard, it is heard LOUD And CLEAR! Thank you so much! Y’all are responsible for this award! Enjoy this! We did this together!”
Miranda Lambert made history by picking up her fifth consecutive ACM for Female Vocalist of the Year. She also won Vocal Event of the Year with Keith Urban for their duet “We Were Us.” The pair took a unique photo to celebrate, which Miranda shared with fans.
“Love this pic! An award with one of my biggest inspirations! Thanks Keith!” she wrote.
Keith Urban echoed Miranda’s excitement over their Vocal Event of the Year win. “Thank you thank you THANKYOU to everyone who voted for @mirandalambert & me… absolutely blown away with this honor!!!!!!” he tweeted. He also congratulated George Strait. “Again I say LONG LIVE THE KING. Congratulations @GeorgeStrait!!!!!!!!!”
Jason Aldean picked up his second straight ACM Male Vocalist of the Year award. He too thanked fans and country radio through Twitter. “U gotta b kidding me!” he tweeted. “2 in a row??? Thx to my Army & country music world 4 showin us the love. #ACMs 2x Male Vocalist of the Year! Hell Yea!”
Florida Georgia Line was named Vocal Duo of the Year and celebrated with fans all night at the ACM Fan Jam. “Maaaaaaaaaan! We are always blown away with ANY recognition or awards but we feel very very loved tonight. You guys are a BLESSING. #ACMs” they tweeted.
Kacey Musgraves picked up the ACM for Album of the Year for her debut project, Same Trailer Different Park. “INCREDIBLE night!” she tweeted. “I am SO fortunate. And I meant what I said about being proud to be a woman in country music. HUGE thanks to all the fans!”