The semi-finalists for this year’s ACM New Artist of the Year are:
- Brett Eldredge
- Tyler Farr
- Sam Hunt
- Kip Moore
- Thomas Rhett
- Chase Rice
- Cole Swindell
- Dan + Shay
The final three nominees will be announced in the coming weeks and will move on to compete in the final round of voting for the New Artist category at VoteACM.com. The final round of fan voting begins April 8 and will close on April 19.
“We take pride in uncovering the best new artists in country music,” said Leslie Fram, SVP of Music Strategy, CMT. “The Academy’s New Artist category represents the best in our format, and we’re thrilled to partner with them on fan-voting.”
The ACM professional membership voted to determine the eight semi-finalists. The final three nominees for the ACM New Artist of the Year Award will be determined via the first round fan vote, combined with the ACM professional membership vote.
The final three (3) nominees will then compete for the trophy, with a final round of combined fan and ACM professional membership vote to determine the winner. The winner will be revealed on the live telecast of the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
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