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.

Brett Young

Brett Young – 2017

Brett Young may be new to the ACMs, but this rookie has a resume that rivals some of the most experienced and well-known artists in country music. In just one short year, Young gained attention right out of the gate. All three of his singles – “Sleep Without You,” “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “Like I Loved You” – climbed to No. 1, solidifying Young as the artist who has spent the most time atop the Billboard Country Airplay Chart within the past 12 months. With his third single “Like I Loved You” reaching over 1 million in consumption, all three of the singles have now reached PLATINUM status. His breakout smash “In Case You Didn’t Know” has reached 3X PLATINUM, making him the only debut Country artist to reach that sales milestone since 2014. And while Young’s newest single “Mercy” is steadily climbing the radio charts, the video for the song has already hit No. 1 in its second week on the Vevo Top Country chart.

“I was blown away when I got the call from Reba. Winning an ACM Award is something every Country artists dreams about,” Young said after hearing the news about his ACM win. “It’s an absolute honor to receive this award in this category of incredible artists, and I’m so thankful to the ACMs and my fans for making this a reality.”