Tigirlily Gold takes home Academy of Country Music award – INFORUM

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FRISCO, Texas — A day after marking the one-year anniversary of their Grand Ole Opry debut, the singing sisters of Tigirlily Gold had another reason to celebrate.

On Tuesday, May 14, the group from Hazen, N.D., composed of Kendra Olson and Krista Slaubaugh, won New Duo or Group of the Year in the Academy of Country Music Awards in Frisco, Texas. The announcement was made at “Live From the ACM Awards: ACM New Artist Winners Celebration,” where nominees were featured by performing live sets.

The duo Neon Union and the trio Restless Road were also nominated for the award.

“We just won our first ACM AWARD!!! This is 11 years of long days, short nights, ups and downs, and never giving up. Thank you to the

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for this incredible honor. We are absolutely beside ourselves. More to come later…” stated a post on the Tigirlily Gold Facebook page.

The main Academy of Country Music Awards show, Hosted by Reba McEntire will be broadcast live at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 16, on Prime Video.


Tigirlily Gold, which is based in Nashville, Tennessee, will play

Sanctuary Events Center in Fargo on Saturday, June 1

5. Tickets for the general admission show are $25, plus fees.

The duo just released the single “Leroy” from its forthcoming full-length debut, “Blonde,” on Friday, July 26.

The group is also playing the Mandan Rodeo Days on Saturday, June 29.

For almost 30 years John Lamb has been covering arts and entertainment in the Red River Valley. He started writing for the High Plains Reader in 1997 and moved to The Forum in 2002. He is an Annenberg fellow, an occasional judge for talent shows and food contestants and co-hosts the weekly “Gardening Together: The Podcast.” He’s rubbed shoulders with Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, drank with National Book Award winner Colm McCann, had coffee with Grammy-winning classical musician Peter Schickele and interviewed countless other artists, actors, musicians, writers and assorted interesting people. Contact John at [email protected].

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