LAUREN ALAINA, MIDLAND AND BRETT YOUNG ARE ANNOUNCED AS NEW ARTIST WINNERS FOR THE “53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” BROADCASTING LIVE FROM THE MGM GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 15 ON CBS
The New Artist Winners Will Perform at Country Music’s Party of the Year®
Lauren Alaina, Midland and Brett Young have been named new artist winners for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Lauren Alaina, Midland and Brett Young have been named New Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Duo or Group of the Year and New Male Vocalist of the Year, respectively. The winners received a surprise call from 53rd ACM AWARDS host Reba McEntire notifying them of the news. Additionally, Lauren Alaina, Midland and Brett Young will all perform on the ACM Awards®, broadcasting live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 15 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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.”
Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For event updates, tickets and hotel information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com.
About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.
Tickets to the ACM Awards are now on sale at www.axs.com. Media credential applications to cover the Awards in Las Vegas are now available at www.ACMcountry.com/press. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit www.ACMcountry.com and www.PartyForaCause.com. You can like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards and Instagram @ACMAwards for more immediate updates.
RATING: To Be Announced
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