Brett Young, Lauren Alaina, Midland win early ACM Awards honors in New Artist categories
Felipe Rodrigues

The 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards is creating buzz with a surprise announcement of the official winners for the new artist awards this week. According to Rolling Stone and Billboard, three big wins have been announced in this category in advance of the April awards show to the delight of country music fans and the artists alike.

Popular country artists Lauren Alaina, Brett Young and Midland each made it to the early winners’ circle for the first time in each of their careers. Alaina has officially won in the category of Best New Female Vocalist. Young has earned the prize of  Best Male Vocalist. In addition, Texas-based Midland has been awarded the prize of Best New Vocal Group in country music. Each of them as winning artists received the news of their wins after receiving a surprise telephone call from country legend and ACM Awards' show host, Reba McEntire. Alaina, Young and Midland are scheduled to perform on the upcoming awards show.

The Academy of Country Music Awards is scheduled to air on CBS television network on April 15 at 8 p.m.