Jimmie Allen And Gabby Barrett Win The ACM Awards For New Male And New Female Artist Of The Year

Host Keith Urban surprised the winners with the news and invited them to perform at the 56th Academy Of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 18.
Posted on Apr 8, 2021 | 07:00am
Congrats are in order because the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards™ has its first winners! CBS and The Academy of Country Music® revealed that Jimmie Allen is the winner of the New Male Artist of the Year Award and Gabby Barrett is the winner of the New
Female Artist of the Year Award.

Hosted by 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban and ACM nominee Mickey Guyton, the 56th ACM Awards will broadcast live on Sunday, April 18 at 8/7c on CBS, and will be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

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ACM Awards Host Keith Urban recorded a personalized video card to surprise both Allen and Barrett with the news.

“We are thrilled to present Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett with their first ACM Award wins,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “Jimmie and Gabby have experienced tremendous success at both Country Radio and streaming already, and we are proud to recognize them for such an extraordinary start to their careers. A huge congratulations to each of them for this well-deserved win, and to all of our nominees for being recognized for their incredible contributions to Country Music. We look forward to welcoming Jimmie and
Gabby to the ACM Awards stage on April 18.”

Allen and Barrett will join more than 25 artists will perform 30+ songs from three iconic Country Music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe.

Previously announced performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton, Ryan Hurd, Jack Ingram, Alan Jackson, Elle King, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Carly Pearce, Jon Randall, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, The War and Treaty, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, CeCe Winans, and Chris Young. Additional details on the exciting performances, including unprecedented collaborations and surprising moments, will be announced in the coming days.

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Watch the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards™ live from Nashville on Sunday, April 18 at 8/7c on CBS, and stream it live and on-demand on Paramount+.