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​54th Academy Of Country Music Awards Names Best New Artist Winners

Congrats to Luke Combs, LANCO and Ashley McBryde on their first-ever ACM Awards.
Posted on Mar 25, 2019 | 09:00am
We might be a couple weeks away from the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards™, hosted by Reba McEntire, live on Sunday, Apr. 7 at 8 PM ET (delayed PT) on CBS and CBS All Access, but the first crop of winners have just been announced!

A big congratulations goes to Luke Combs, LANCO and Ashley McBryde, who have been named New Male Artist of the Year, New Vocal Group of the Year and New Female Artist 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.


LANCO

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.

READ: The Complete List Nominees Of For The 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards

Carrie Underwood and each of the new artist winners will all perform on the show, joining the latest batch of artists set to hit the stage of Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, including:

- Dierks Bentley
- Brooks & Dunn
- Brandi Carlile
- Eric Church
- Kelly Clarkson
- Dan + Shay
- Florida Georgia Line
- Brothers Osborne
- Kane Brown
- Miranda Lambert
- Little Big Town
- Reba McEntire
- Maren Morris
- Thomas Rhett
- Chris Stapleton
- George Strait

These performers also join the previously announced Jason Aldean, who will also receive the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade award.

Stay tuned for even more performers and presenters to be revealed in the coming weeks!

Watch the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards™, hosted by Reba McEntire, live on Sunday, Apr. 7 at 8 PM ET (delayed PT) on CBS and CBS All Access.