The majority of the nominees for the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards will have to wait until April 7 to find out if they're taking home a trophy, but a few of country's fastest rising stars can start celebrating early. Ashley McBryde, Luke Combs and Lanco have all been named winners in the new artist categories.
McBryde, who was nominated alongside Danielle Bradbery, Lindsay Ell and Carly Pearce, won the ACM award for New Female Vocalist. The singer is also nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year.
Combs takes home the ACM award for New Male Vocalist, winning out over 2019 nominees Jimmie Allen, Jordan Davis, Michael Ray and Mitchell Tenpenny. The "One Number Away" singer is also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year.
Lanco, who were nominated alongside High Valley and Runaway June, won the ACM award for New Duo or Group. The group is also nominated for Group of the Year.
Carrie Underwood, who's nominated for Female Artist of the Year, helped break the exciting news in a personal phone call to each of the artists.
— Ashley McBryde (@AshleyMcBryde) March 25, 2019
Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay lead the pack this year with six nominations each. Kacey Musgraves earned five nominations, including one for Album of the Year for Golden Hour. Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Brothers Osborne and Bebe Rexha each have four nominations.
The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will take place on April 7 in Las Vegas. The ceremony will air on CBS.