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Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde & LANCO Win Big Ahead of 54th ACM Awards

Carrie Underwood called each artist to personally tell them the good news. NBD.

There may be two weeks left until the 54th Academy of Country Music Awardsbut prizes are already being given out to some of our favorite artists.

Ashley McBrydeLANCO, and Luke Combs 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. The winners each received a surprise phone call from 14-time ACM Award® winner, two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year and current ACM Award nominee Carrie Underwood, who won the 2005 New Female Vocalist category at the 2006 ACM Awards.

These awards mark the first-ever ACM Award wins for Combs, LANCO and McBryde. All three artists are also nominated in the Male Artist of the Year, Group of the Year and Female Artist of the Year categories, respectively.

You can see Ashley, LANCO, and Luke Combs, along with Carrie UnderwoodDierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big TownReba McEntireMaren MorrisThomas RhettChris Stapleton and George Strait with ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award honoree Jason Aldean perform on the ACM Awards LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7 @ 8PM ET/PT on CBS.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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