Winners of the ACM New Artist Announced
The Academy of Country Music and GAC announced the winners of this year’s ACM New Artist categories today. Luke Bryan, Gloriana, and Joey + Rory have been named Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Group, and Top New Vocal Duo, respectively. For each, this represents their first win for an Academy of Country Music Award. All three winners are now nominees for the Top New Artist award, which will be given out on the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 18, 2010 at 8 p.m. ET/delayed PT on CBS.
Luke, Joey + Rory, and Gloriana will each perform and receive their trophies on the Trace Adkins-hosted GAC special ACM Top New Artists, premiering Thursday, April 1 at 10 p.m. ET and airing multiple times on GAC leading up to the ACM Awards Show.
For the first time ever, the special will be taped during the regularly-scheduled Tuesday Night Opry! Tickets are still available for this show. Click here to order online or call 1-800-SEE-OPRY.
For you the fans, your job is not over yet. Once again, the winner of the ACM Top New Artist Award will be decided by fan voting, which kicks off on Thursday, April 1 at www.VoteACM.com and will continue right up until show time on Sunday, April 18 at 8p ET.