Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, JT Hodges, Scotty McCreery, Justin Moore, David Nail, Jerrod Niemann and duo Thompson Square are each each competing for the Academy of Country Music’s New Artist of the Year honor. Tonight (1/16) on GAC, they will be featured on ACM Showcase at 7 PM/CT, where host Storme Warren will interview the eight semi-finalists.
While the first round of eight artists was chosen by ACM professional membership voting, fans will help choose the three finalists. Online voting began today (1/16) at 8 AM/CT on gactv.com and closes Monday, Jan. 30, 11:00 PM/CT. Fans may vote once per day. When the three final nominees are chosen, online voting for the New Artist of the Year honor begins Monday, Mar. 19, at 2 PM/CT by logging on to VoteACM.com.
“We’re pleased to once again partner with the Academy of Country Music to offer fans the chance to help make country music history by casting their vote for New Artist of the Year,” said GAC VP/Programming, Suzanne Gordon. “Our strong platform of new artist specials gives viewers an opportunity to find out more about these hot young performers.”
The three finalists will be featured on ACM New Artist of the Year, a performance special premiering Monday, Mar. 19, 8 PM/CT on GAC. The winner of the New Artist of the Year honor will be announced on the ACM Awards telecast live on Sunday, Apr. 1.