Gloriana, Joey + Rory, Luke Bryan win ACM awards
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
– Gloriana, Joey + Rory and Luke Bryan were named best new artists by the Academy of Country Music Tuesday in their respective categories and now will battle for the overall award at the ACMs next month.
Gloriana won the best new vocal group category, Joey + Rory won the vocal duo prize, while Bryan won the best solo vocalist.
"We have the best fans anyone can ask for and we are so grateful to them for helping us win our first ACM Award for Top New Vocal Group," said Cheyenne Kimball of Gloriana.
"We are so honored to be a nominee for the Top New Artist Award and cannot wait to attend the ACM Awards," said Tom Gossin also of Gloriana.
Fans, who voted the three in, also will have the final say. Online voting in the category starts again on April 1 and end at 8 p.m. April 18. The ACM Awards will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 18.
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