• Jimmie Allen & Gabby Barrett Named ACM New Male & Female Artist of the Year

    14 days ago - By Billboard

    Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett were named new male and female artist of the year by the Academy of Country Music on Thursday .
    Allen is the first Black artist to win a new artist award from the ACM. Both won on their second try. Allen was nominated two years ago, but lost to Luke Combs. Barrett was nominated last year and lost to Tenille Townes.
    Mickey Guyton , who is set to co-host the 56th annual ACM Awards with Keith Urban , was among this year's nominees for new female artist of the year. She was first nominated in that category five years ago, but lost to Kelsea Ballerini.
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