Hot Country Couple Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer Go Head-To-Head for ACM New Artist of the Year Award

SLN Staff Writer • April 4, 2013 - 3:11 pm

The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards are taking place this Sunday and there is much anticipation to see who will take home the coveted awards. The pressure is on for everyone, but even more so for the couples who are nominated against each other.

Brantley Gilbert jokingly said he’s been sentenced to the couch at home with fiancée Jana Kramer. “It’s been a house divided; I’ve been sleeping on the couch,” the nominee tells Country Aircheck.

Kramer also joked with PEOPLE about the competition between the two. “We’re up against each other and we’ve got our gloves on!”

In all actuality though, Gilbert and Kramer, who are each vying for the New Artist of the Year title, are rooting for each other.

“We’re actually really supportive of each other,” Gilbert explained. “If Jana or I win, either one, it’s going to the same house. So it’ll be all in the family and great company, but that doesn’t take away from the fact we do wanna win this thing.”

The newly engaged singers are going up against Florida Georgia Line for the fan voted award. Fans can still cast their votes at

The ACM Awards will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this Sunday at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.