ACM Awards winners have been announced in the new artist categories. Congratulations to Kelsea Ballerini , New Female Artist of they Year; Chris Stapleton, New Male Vocalist of the Year; and Old Dominion, New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year.
“Yesterday, I got a phone call from my friend Bob Romeo who let me know that I won my first ACM award for New Female artist, Kelsea posted on Instagram. “I don’t even know what to say, so for now I will just say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. For making not only my dreams come true, but for making all of the people around me who work so hard have so many beautiful moments to celebrate.”
All three acts will be looking to win additional categories during the ACM Awards ceremony April 3: Old Dominion are also nominated for Vocal Group of the Year, while Ballerini is also up for Female Vocalist of the Year. Stapleton is also vying for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year, and is featured on Gary Allan ‘s “Hangover Tonight,” which is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year.
Ballerini and Stapleton are set to perform during the 2016 ACM Awards, along with Dolly Parton and Katy Perry, Brett Eldredge, Chris Young and Cassadee Pope, Luke Bryan, Cam, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, and Florida Georgia Line.
The 2016 ACM Awards will be broadcast live from Las Vegas April 3 on CBS.