Monday, March 25, 2019
– Luke Combs, LANCO and Ashley McBryde won the Academy of Country Music New Male Artist of the Year, New Group of the Year and New Female Artist of the Year respectively, it was announced today.
These awards mark the first-ever ACM Award wins for Combs, LANCO and McBryde. All three artists are also nominated in the Male Artist of the Year, Group of the Year and Female Artist of the Year categories, respectively.
ACM host notified the winners in surprise telephone calls this morning.
Underwood and each of the new artist winners will perform on the show, joining previously announced ACM Awards performers including Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and George Strait along with ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award honoree Jason Aldean.
The ACMs will be held April 7 in Las Vegas with Reba McEntire hosting.