The Academy of Country Music® has revealed the winners of the new artist categories for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. Congrats to Lauren Alaina – New Female Vocalist of the Year; Brett Young – New Male Vocalist of the Year; and Midland – New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year. The winners received a surprise phone call from 53rd ACM Awards® host Reba McEntire notifying them of the news.
These awards mark the first-ever ACM Award wins for Alaina, Midland and Young. In addition, Alaina is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for “What Ifs” with Kane Brown, and Midland is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year and Single Record of the Year for “Drinkin’ Problem.”
New Female Vocalist of the Year: Lauren Alaina
New Male Vocalist of the Year : Brett Young
New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year : Midland
Lauren Alaina, Midland, and Brett Young will all perform on the ACM Awards, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on CBS.