Hough, Owen, Zac Brown win ACM awards
Friday, March 6, 2009
– Julianne Hough, Jake Owen and Zac Brown Band were named Top New Female Vocalist, Top New Male Vocalist and Top New Vocal Duo or Group respectively by the Academy of Country Music. The three winners are now nominees for the Top New Artist award, which will be given out on the 44th Annual ACM Awards broadcast live from Las Vegas Sunday, April 5 at 8 p.m. eastern on CBS.
Each winner will perform and receive their trophy on the Sara Evans hosted GAC special, "ACM Top New Artists" premiering March 19 at 10 p.m. eastern.
Voting for Top New Artist takes place at www.VoteACM.com beginning March 16 and ends at 8 p.m. eastern on Sunday April 5.
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With "Welcome Home," the Zac Brown Band continues to do what it does best, which is making quality roots music. In fact, one of the album's songs is even titled "Roots." Brown may not be the most religious guy, but his latest songs focus on many truly spiritual cornerstones of life: family and friends.
Both "Family Table" and "My Old Man" find Brown reflecting on his family life, with the latter also looking at 'the here and now' of being a father himself. ...