ACM New Male Artist Of The Year Winner Announced Early

The 59th Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards will take place on Thursday, May 16, live from the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas. The night will be an exciting event, with country icon Reba McEntire as the host for the 17th time.

The evening is set to celebrate the country music industry, recognizing talented artists for their exceptional achievements throughout the year. While established and seasoned artists will be acknowledged throughout the night, the event also makes sure to shine a spotlight on up-and-coming talents in the country music scene.

One way that the Academy of Country Music does this is through the New Male Artist of the Year category. Last year’s recipient went to the one and only Morgan Wallen.

In this category, five rising country artists were nominated, including:

  • Connor Smith
  • Dylan Scott
  • Ernest
  • Kameron Marlowe
  • Nate Smith
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Taking a different approach this year, the ACM Awards have chosen a unique method to reveal select category winners early, by hosting a special pre-show celebration on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel. These events will feature musical performances, special guest appearances, and the announcement of select award winners, including the winner of the New Male Artist category, which was announced tonight, May 14.

And the winner for New Male Artist of the Year at the 2024 ACM Awards is…drumroll please…

Nate Smith!

Winning this award is a significant milestone for any new artist, as previous winners in this category have gone on to achieve remarkable success in country music. Notable past recipients include Chris Stapleton (2015), Jason Aldean (2005), Keith Urban (2000), Kenny Chesney (1997), Tim McGraw (1994), and many more.

Congratulations to Nate Smith for the exciting win! As the ACM Awards said, Nate’s world sure has to be on “fire” right about now!

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