Thompson Square wins ACM vocal duo award _ early
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The husband-and-wife duo Thompson Square is The Academy of Country Music's vocal duo of the year.
The win was announced Saturday night during the ACM Salute to the Military concert in Las Vegas. Academy CEO Bob Romeo surprised Shawna and Keifer Thompson on stage with the news.
The remaining awards will be handed out at Sunday night's ACM Awards, co-hosted by Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton and airing live on CBS at 8 p.m. EDT.
Thompson Square beat out reigning winner Sugarland, Steel Magnolia, Montgomery Gentry and Love and Theft. The Thompsons are the first duo other than Brooks & Dunn or Sugarland to win the award since 1991. The Dixie Chicks trio won in 1998-99 when it was given to duos or groups.
For your latest country news, follow www.twitter.com/AP—Country.
Fergie, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Heidi Klum all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Diva Double Date
Beyonce and Alicia Keys double date with their famous hubbies on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Where Are They?
See what the cast of "American Beauty" is up to today.Watch Video »
J.Lo's Mini Me
Jennifer Lopez shares an adorable photo of her look-alike daughter, plus more celebritots on social media on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Prince Harry, Jessica Alba and more stars who threw out the first pitch at baseball games.Watch Video »
Sofia Vergara poses in a revealing neon bikini while her "Modern Family" castmates hit the beach in Australia on Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Like us on Facebook?
UP NEXTWeek in Photos
From Crowd Ignite