Two acts with links to Alabama -- and -- were among . Both also performed at the April 6 ceremony, broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas., a family trio with roots in Mobile, was named vocal group of the year.Three acts with Alabama ties were nominated in this category, dominating the field of five. Siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry bested (which includes Jimi Westbrook of Sumiton), (which includes drummer , a Birmingham native), Lady Antebellum and Eli Young Band.As usual, the Band Perry pumped up the energy with its performance on the show, singing "Chainsaw."
The Band Perry (@thebandperry) earned the trophy for vocal duo of the year.Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Ga.) and Brian Kelley (from Ormond Beach, Fla.) are the band's principals. Hubbard's parents, the late Roy Wayne Hubbard and Amy Eady Hubbard, are from Bibb County. Hubbard still has relatives in Tuscaloosa and Centreville.Florida Georgia Line won over a field of five nominees, including another act with Alabama ties, . The husband-and-wife duo includes Shawna Thompson of Chatom.
Maaaaaaaaaan! We are always blown away with ANY recognition or awards but we feel very very loved tonight. You guys are a BLESSING.Florida Georgia Line (@FLAGALine) Florida Georgia Line teamed with ACM co-host Luke Bryan, singing "This Is How We Roll." Pyrotechnics and motorcycle stunts were part of the high-powered performance.for ACMs in 2014.Five nominees for the Academy of Country Music and also had ties to Alabama, but none won in their categories this year.