Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett & Cole Swindell: ACM New Artist of the Year Award Nominees!

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logoThe Academy of Country Music and Kohls Department Stores announced today thatSam Hunt, Thomas RhettandCole Swindellhave been named nominees for this years ACM New Artist of the Year Award Presented By Kohls. The winner will be announced during the LIVE broadcast of the50thAcademy of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas onSunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Hunt,RhettandSwindellwere determined as the final three (3) nominees for the ACM New Artist of the Year Award via first round fan voting with partnerCMT.com, combined with the ACM professional membership vote. The final round of fan voting for the New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohls begins onWednesday, April 8 at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PTwith voting partnerCBS.comatVoteACM.com, and willclose at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on Sunday, April 19when the LIVE telecast begins. In selecting the winner, professional member votes will again be combined with fan votes to obtain the winner of the category.

Leading up to the show, CMT will premiere a special ACM-themed episode of its weekly seriesCMT Hot 20 Countdownfeaturing this years three nominees for New Artist of the Year, scheduled to air in conjunction with the second round of fan-voting beginning April 8th.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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