There may be three weeks left until the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, but prizes are already being given out to some of our favorite artists.
Lauren Alaina, Midland, and Brett Young snagged awards in this year’s “New Artist” categories, being named New Female Vocalist of the Year, New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, and New Male Vocalist of the Year, respectively. Each received a surprise phone call from 53rd ACM Awards host Reba McEntire notifying them of the news and it was just TOO much to handle!
Like every post, I’ve got to start with a pun. The best thing that has happened to me in my “McEntire” life. Now that that’s out of the way… I won an ACM. AND @reba called to tell me. Today my country-loving heart is exploding. Thank you to my team. This award is for ALL of us pic.twitter.com/K2eiP2ZkeK
— Lauren Alaina (@Lauren_Alaina) March 26, 2018
for the first time in our career… we're speechless.
— Midland (@MidlandOfficial) March 26, 2018
— Brett Young (@BrettYoungMusic) March 26, 2018
These awards mark the first-ever ACM Award wins for Alaina, Midland and Young. In addition, Alaina is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for “What Ifs” with Kane Brown, and Midland is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year and Single Record of the Year for “Drinkin’ Problem.”
You can see Lauren Alaina, Midland, and Brett Young perform on the ACM Awards LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15 @ 8PM ET/PT on CBS.