ACM Announces Single Category For 'New Artist Of The Year'
November 30, 2011 at 9:10 AM (PT)
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC has announced a single combined, overall category for “New Artist of the Year.” The “New Artist of the Year” award absorbs all newcomer categories including “New Male Vocalist,” “New Female Vocalist,” “New Vocal Duo,” “New Vocal Group,” “New Solo Vocalist” and “New Vocal Duo or Group” categories from past year.
The winner will be revealed on the live telecast at the 47th Annual ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, which are to be held next SPRING on an as-yet-unannounced date.
The top eight artists from the first round of ACM professional voting will be considered semi-finalists and will compete via the GREAT AMERICAN COUNTY (GAC) fan vote at GACtv.com, combined with the ACM professional membership vote, to determine the final three nominees for the award.
Nominees for the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS will be announced in FEBRUARY 2012. For more information on ACM AWARDS criteria, visit www.acmcountry.com/awards/votingcriteria.php.