Midland will be heading into this weekend's ACM Awards as winners already. The guys recently got an early-morning surprised call from Reba McEntire letting them know that they had won New Vocal Duo or Group, and as lead singer Mark Wystrach tells us, they're still trying to wrap their heads around it. “To be honest, we were completely surprised. Our tour manager had led us to believe that we had a phoner with a local radio station for a ticket giveaway. And it was early in the morning and we had a late show the night before and hadn’t had much caffeine and were pretty groggy, so when we sat down and started the phone call they had filmed it saying that the radio station wanted footage because we were giving the tickets away to their fans. So we just went along with it and then sure enough, Reba McEntire comes over the phone and all of us kind of looked at each other, and when she said that we had won ACM New Vocal Group of the Year, immediately we were flushed with emotions and just kind of, for the first time, at a loss for words. It was just really surreal, one of those really wild surreal moments and just Incredibly exciting. It’s our first big victory and one that we won’t soon forget.” at 8 p.m. ET.

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