Filed under: ACMs, Country News
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is undoubtedly still reveling in his ACM win
for Entertainer of the Year at Sunday's awards ceremony. The country music hitmaker, who also served as the evening's co-host (along with Blake Shelton
), says his unexpected victory is made even sweeter because of all of the difficulties his family has had to endure.
"What's important is that my family has dealt with a lot of tragedy in my life, with me losing my older brother and my older sister. That's the first thing you [think], that they're in heaven smiling down on moments like this," he told reporters backstage after his big win. "That's what is amazing. We can rejoice in the good things in life as a family and all of our friends."