When Florida Georgia Line won duo video of the year for “H.O.L.Y.,” frontmen Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley called McKamy to the stage to help accept the award, saying the East Jessamine High School and University of Kentucky graduate helped take their, “vision to the next level.”
In his brief comment, McKamy dedicated the win to their wives. In an interview with the Herald-Leader last week, McKamy said he drew inspiration for the video, filmed in a mountainous region of Australia, from the fact he was proposing to his wife, Marielle McKamy around the time it was made. Hubbard and Kelley’s wives were featured in the “H.O.L.Y.” video.
During the acceptance, Hubbard also announced that McKamy and Kelley co-directed FGL’s next video, “Smooth.”
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McKamy and Florida Georgia Line were also up for video of the year for “H.O.L.Y.” and collaborative video of the year for “May We All” with Tim McGraw.
Unfortunately for them, the way to win in the fan-voted competition this year was to be Keith Urban, who picked up for trophies including video of the year and male video of the year for “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” collaboration with Carrie Underwood for “The Fighter” and social superstar. Underwood won female video of the year for “Church Bells” and Little Big Town won group video of the year for “Better Man.”