Country music’s brightest new stars are celebrating early ACM Awards wins.
Lauren Alaina, Midland, and Brett Young have been named New Female Vocalist of the Year, New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, and New Male Vocalist of the Year, respectively, at the 53rd annual show.
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The winners received the news in surprise phone calls from host Reba McEntire.
Over the weekend @Reba called the ACM New Artist of the Year winners to let them know they had won! Let’s just say our New Female Vocalist of the Year had us all in tears. Congrats @Lauren_Alaina! #ACMawards pic.twitter.com/q0DN9jJuje— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) March 26, 2018
Lauren, Midland, and Brett will also each perform on the ACMs, joining previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Keith and many more.
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Watch the 53rd Annual ACM Awards live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, at 8/7c on CBS.