Eric Church Wins Early 2016 ACM Award for Video of the Year
Eric Church's "Mr. Misunderstood" music video has been named Video of the Year at the 2016 ACM Awards -- even though the awards ceremony isn't scheduled to take place until Sunday (April 3)! The country star was surprised with the trophy during ACM Awards festivities in Las Vegas, Nev., prior to the show.
The "Mr. Misunderstood" clip was directed by Reid Long and John Peets, and produced by Megan Smith. The video features Church, his band and a younger teen with braces and glasses; the kid feels like a misfit, and it’s wearing him down. But, as the video progresses, Church and his guys take the boy under their wings, teaching him about cars and guitars and showing him that he has value. Toward the end of the music video, the boy replaces Church in his position as lead singer, and the smile on his face will make you cheer.
"It's the cheapest video ever that ever won Video of the Year, I'll bet," Church said after being surprised with the big news. "It's just us."
Church is also nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year at the 2016 ACM Awards. "Raise 'Em Up," his collaboration with Keith Urban, is up for Song of the Year as well.
During the ACM Awards broadcast, Church will be performing. The 2016 ACM Awards are set to air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, beginning at 8PM ET on CBS.
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