While the ACM Awards are less than two weeks away, Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde and LANCO are already walking away as winners. Combs, McBryde, and LANCO have been named the new male artist of the year, new female artist of the year and new group of the year, respectively.
Carrie Underwood recently called each artist to personally congratulate them on their big wins and the surprise phone call was captured on video. Underwood, who won the new female vocalist category at the 2006 ACM Awards, shared her excitement with the first-time winners.
In addition to being new winners, Combs, McBryde and LANCO are also nominated in the male artist of the year, female artist of the year and group of the year categories. Underwood as well as each new winner will also take the stage and perform at the awards show.
Previously announced performers include Brandi Carlile, Kelly Clarkson, Dierks Bentley Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and Jason Aldean, who was named ACM dick clark artist of the decade award winner. Additionally, Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Brooks & Dunn will also perform during the evening as well as Eric Church, Dan + Shay, and Florida Georgia Line.
The ACM Awards show airs on April 7 from 8-11 p.m. ET on CBS.
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