Moroney, Smith, Tigirlily Gold win ACM new artist honors
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Moroney, Smith, Tigirlily Gold win ACM new artist honors

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 – Megan Moroney, Nate Smith and Tigirlily Gold won ACM awards for Best New Artist, it was announced toady.

The winners of the ACM New Artist of the Year categories were announced during the Live from the ACM Awards: ACM New Artist Winners Celebration, part of the ACM Country Kickoff fan festival at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

Moroney won ACM New Female Artist of the Year, while Smith took home ACM New Male Artist of the Year, and Tigirlily Gold wasg ACM New Duo or Group of the Year.

Performances from all three winners streamed live on the Amazon Music Channel on Twitch and hosted by Amber Anderson and Kelly Sutton of Amazon Music's Country Heat.

As a result of their wins, each artist will perform Thursday as part of the ACM Awards show programming. Moroney will have a performance featured during the ACM Awards Red Carpet Show, Smith will make his ACM Awards performance debut in a special collaboration with Avril Lavigne, and Tigirlily Gold will take the ACM Awards stage for the first time.

The awards show will air on Prime Video and the Amazon Music channel on Twitch starting at 7 p.m. eastern time on Thursday.

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