Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s ACM New Vocalists of the Year – Midland, Lauren Alaina, and Brett Young

Midland, Lauren Alaina, and Brett Young were each crowned ACM’s New Vocalists of the Year for 2018 and CS Country is throwing it back to each of their first ACM Awards experiences.

Artists across country music dream of being announced as a nominee for the Academy of Country Music Awards‘ new group or duo, female, and male vocalist categories as it proves you are in the fast track to stardom on Music Row.

This year, budding artists Kane BrownLuke CombsDevin Dawson, Russell Dickerson, Brett YoungLauren AlainaDanielle BradberyCarly Pearce, RaeLynnHigh Valley, LANCO, LOCASHMidland, and Runaway June were all up for this prestigious honor, but on Monday (March 26), three snagged the coveted titles.

ACM Awards host Reba McEntire set out to shock winners Midland, Lauren Alaina, and Brett Young by personally calling them to congratulate them on winning New Vocal Duo or Group, New Female Vocalist, and New Male Vocalist of the Year, respectfully, and their reactions were absolutely PRICELESS.

While it may seem their rise to stardom jumped impeccably fast, they’re no strangers to the ACM Awards. These rookies are far more than experienced when it comes to No. 1’s, and CS Country is telling you everything you need to know about each winners’ accomplishments.

Make sure to watch the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, Sunday, April 15 @ 8PM ET/ PT on CBS.