Country superstar Carrie Underwood recently surprised 2019 ACM New Artist of the Year Award winners by calling them to deliver the good news.
Luke Combs was named New Male Artist of the Year, Ashley McBryde was named New Female Artist of the Year, and LANCO won New Group of the Year. The Academy of Country Music posted a video which shows each of the winners receiving the news. Of course, they were all ecstatic to score the honor.
Watch the news unfold in the video above.
To date, Carrie Underwood has won 14 ACM Awards, picking up her own New Female Artist of the Year trophy back in 2006. The win followed her career-launching victory on the fourth season of “American Idol” in 2005. She went on to release six studio albums and claim three Grammy Awards, nine CMA Awards, and 13 American Music Awards among many other accolades.
Underwood and each of the New Artist winners will perform live during the 54th Annual ACM Award ceremony. They will join previously-announced performers Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Dan + Shay, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, and more.
As previously reported, many artists will also perform live in events preceding the ACM Awards ceremony. The 7th Annual Party for a Cause takes place April 5-7 and the star-studded list of performers include Lauren Alaina, Cole Swindell, Brantley Gilbert, Scotty McCreery and more.
The 54th Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards will be handed out live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 7. Queen of Country Reba McEntire will host the exciting event which will also be broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS. Grab tickets from AXS to see the 2019 ACM Awards in person.