2009 Academy of Country Music Awards New Artist Winners
Julianne Hough, Jake Owen and Zac Brown Band have been named Top New Female Vocalist, Top New Male Vocalist and Top New Vocal Duo or Group for the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards.. The three winners are now considered nominees for the Top New Artist award, which will be given out on the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
Julianne Hough, released her self-titled debut album, “Julianne Hough,” in May 2008 which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Album chart. Her Top New Female Vocalist nomination was her first Academy nomination.
Jake Owen’s fourth official single, “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You,” was released in August 2008 and is the first single from his second album entitled “Easy Does It.” He was nominated last year for Top New Male Vocalist and Vocal Event of the Year.
Winner of Top New Vocal Duo or Group, Zac Brown Band, released their fourth album, “The Foundation,” in November 2008. Their single “Chicken Fried” reached #1 on the country charts in November. This is their first nomination and win for an Academy of Country Music Award.
Each winner will perform and receive their trophy on the Sara Evans hosted GAC special, “ACM Top New Artists” premiering March 19 at 10pm ET.
Voting for Top New Artist takes place at www.VoteACM.com beginning March 16 and ends at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday April 5th.
source: Academy of Country Music
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