Fans Can Now Vote For ACM 'Newcomer' Awards
February 4, 2009 at 7:24 AM (PT)
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM), DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS and GAC (GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY) have announced that fans will now be able to help choose the winner of the three newcomer categories for the ACM AWARDS - "Top New Female Vocalist," "Top New Male Vocalist" and "Top New Vocal Group or Duo."
Fan voting for these three categories will take place at www.GACtv.com on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13th, and polls will close on THURSDAY, MARCH 5th. The winner in each category will be announced MARCH 9th and will move on to compete in the next round of voting for a brand new ACM AWARD category, "Top New Artist."
Voting for "Top New Artist" will be held MARCH 16th-APRIL 5th, with the winner being announced live during the 44th Annual ACM AWARDS on APRIL 5th at 8p (ET/delayed PT) on CBS-TV.
GAC-TV will air several specials on the nine nominees, including a show hosted by reigning ACM "Top New Male Vocalist" JACK INGRAM that premieres FEBRUARY 20th. On MARCH 19th, SARA EVANS will host a winners special for all three newcomer categories. The winners will be presented with their awards and will also perform.
The nominees for the 44th Annual ACM AWARDS will be revealed next WEDNESDAY (2/11) at a press conference in NASHVILLE. KELLIE PICKLER, LeANN RIMES, JULIANNE HOUGH and JESSICA SIMPSON will be on hand to make the big announcements.
For more information, visit www.acmcountry.com.