Hunt, Rhett, Swindell vie for ACM New Artist honor
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
– Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell are the final nominees for the Academy of Country Music New Artist of the Year, it was announced today.
The trio will compete each other in a round of fan voting, which starts at 3 p.m. eastern on April 8 and closing at 8 p.m. eastern on April 19 when the telecast begins on CBS. People can vote at VoteACM.com.
The other categories were previously announced with Miranda Lambert accumulating eight award nominations in seven categories.
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