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Hunter Hayes & Jana Kramer, ACM New Artist of the Year Nominees

The Academy of Country Music and Great American Country (GAC) announced today the newcomer categories for New Artist of the Year Award, nominating Hunter Hayes as New Male Vocalist of the Year and Jana Kramer as New Female Vocalist of the Year!

For the fifth consecutive year, the New Artist of the Year award will be opened up to interactive fan voting through VoteACM.com beginning Monday, January 21, 2013. The top three (3) artists from the first round of ACM professional voting are considered nominees in each of the three categories, and will compete via the Great American Country (GAC) fan

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Hunter Hayes Is Country's 2012 CMA New Artist Of The Year

Country music’s breakthrough artist, Hunter Hayes, brought home the 2012 CMA Award for New Artist of the Year at last night’s CMA Awards, marking his first ever CMA Awards win. Along with the exciting first win, Hunter also performed his No. 1 Platinum hit single “Wanted” to fans and supporters.

Hunter Hayes, the multi-talented writer, musician, producer, and performer, is the only country artist to play every instrument, write/co-write every song, and co-produce his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album.

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Warner Bros.' Cole Swindell Wins ACM New Artist of the Year

The Down Home Crew really came through for Cole Swindell on Sunday night at The Academy of Country Music Awards.

The Warner Bros. Records recording artist won New Artist of the Year during the CBS broadcast at AT&T Stadium. The award is one of two determined in part by the fans, who turned out big time for Swindell.

“Fans! I told you I wanted to thank you from Dallas-Arlington, Texas,” Swindell told the crowd. “Here we are right here. Thank y’all fans so much for givng this to me. … This is an unbelievable awards show and I can’t believe I’m getting to be a part of it.”

Swindell has had one

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