Watch Reba Surprise Lauren Alaina, Brett Young & Midland With ACM Awards for New Artists of the Year

Watch Reba Surprise Lauren Alaina, Brett Young & Midland With ACM Awards for New Artists of the Year

The Academy of Country Music announced a trio of ACM Awards winners in the New Female, New Male and New Group of the Year categories.

New Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Lauren Alaina WINNER
  • Danielle Bradbery
  • Carly Pearce
  • RaeLynn

New Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Brett Young WINNER
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Devin Dawson
  • Russell Dickerson

New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year

  • Midland WINNER
  • High Valley
  • LANCO
  • LOCASH
  • Runaway June

ACM Awards host Reba McEntire surprised each winner with a celebratory phone call over the weekend.

The ACM Awards will air live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 8 p.m. ET. on CBS.

Check out the three videos of Reba sharing the good news with Lauren, Brett and Midland.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson