ACM Awards 'Newcomer' Nominees Announced
January 14, 2013 at 9:59 AM (PT)
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC has announced the “Newcomer” category nominees for the forthcoming 48th Annual ACADEMY OF COUNRTY MUSIC AWARDS to be held on SUNDAY, APRIL 7th at 8p (ET).
For the 5th year in a row, “Newcomer” winners will be determined by fans through online voting at VoteACM.com and GACtv.com/ACM. Categories include New Female Vocalist, New Male Vocalist and New Vocal Duo or Group. The winner of each category will then compete for the overall “New Artist Of The Year” award, to be revealed during the live broadcast.
Nominees for New Female Vocalist include JANA KRAMER, KACEY MUSGRAVES and SUNNY SWEENEY. The New Male Vocalist nominees are LEE BRICE, BRANTLEY GILBERT and HUNTER HAYES. New Vocal Duo Or Group nominees include FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, LOVE AND THEFT and THOMPSON SQUARE.
Online fan voting for the winner of each category will be open from MONDAY, JANUARY 21st until MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4th. Online fan voting for the overall “New Artist Of The Year” will then take place from MONDAY, MARCH 25th through SUNDAY, APRIL 7th.
GAC will air several television specials to feature each of the “Newcomer” nominees throughout the coming months. The first, called “ACM SHOWCASE” will premiere on MONDAY, JANUARY 21st at 9p (ET).