The Academy Of Country Music Announces 'New Artist' Nominees, Partners With CMT-TV
January 12, 2015 at 7:47 AM (PT)
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) "New Artist Of The YEAR" semi-finalists are BRETT ELDREDGE, TYLER FARR, SAM HUNT, KIP MOORE, THOMAS RHETT, CHASE RICE, COLE SWINDELL, and DAN + SHAY. The ACM membership professionals voted to determine the semi-finalists, while the three finalists and eventual winner will be selected solely via fan voting.
The ACM and CMT-TV have partnered to bring an interactive fan voting experience to the "50TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS" this year. For the seventh consecutive year, fans will vote to select the final nominees for the "New Artist Of The YEAR" category, and for the first time ever, fan voting will take place via the partnership between ACM and CMT-TV.
"We take pride in uncovering the best new artists in Country music," stated CMT-TV SVP/Music Strategy LESLIE FRAM. "The ACADEMY's 'New Artist' category represents the best in our format, and we're thrilled to partner with them on fan voting."
The first round of online fan voting will open TUESDAY, JANUARY 27th at 1p (ET) and will close TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10th at 6p (ET). Votes may be cast at www.VoteACM.com or www.voteacmCMT.com. CMT-TV will air two television specials highlighting the eight semi-finalists in conjunction with fan voting windows. Dates and times of broadcast will be announced at a later date.
The final three nominees will be announced via www.VoteACM.com, and fan voting for the winner in the "New Artist Of The YEAR" category will be open from WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8th until SUNDAY, APRIL 19th. Additional information regarding the final voting window will be announced at a later date. For information, visit www.VoteACM.com.