ACM Noms Tomorrow, Fan Voting Open

Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton will announce the nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards live tomorrow morning (3/2) on CBS’ The Early Show. Shelton will also perform and ACM Awards show host McEntire will be interviewed. Check for all the nominations.

For the first time this year, fans have the opportunity to vote in the newcomer categories Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Duo and Top New Vocal Group. Voting opened Friday, February 26 and continues through Friday, March 12 at 5 p.m. ET, at The ballot page is hosted on GAC’s website. Additionally, each of the nine finalists is featured on ACM Showcase 2010, now airing on GAC.

One winner in each of the three categories will be announced mid-March and will move on to compete for Top New Artist. Voting for that category will run April 1-18. The winner will be announced during the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards telecast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 18.

The final nominees in the Top New categories are:

Top New Solo Vocalist
Luke Bryan
Jamey Johnson
Chris Young

Top New Vocal Duo
Joey + Rory
Steel Magnolia

Top New Vocal Group
Eli Young Band
The Lost Trailers


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