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Rising Stars Shine Bright at 59th ACM Awards: Megan Moroney, Nate Smith, and Tigirlily Gold Crowned New Artists of the Year

In a night filled with excitement and anticipation, the 59th ACM Awards delivered a momentous occasion as three rising talents claimed the titles of New Artists of the Year. Megan Moroney, Nate Smith, and Tigirlily Gold emerged as the triumphant victors, marking a significant milestone in their burgeoning careers.

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The announcement came amidst the festivities of the Live from the ACM Awards: ACM New Artist Winners Celebration, held as part of the ACM Country Kickoff fan festival at The Star in Frisco, Texas. As cheers echoed through the venue, Megan Moroney secured the ACM New Female Artist of the Year award, while Nate Smith clinched the title of ACM New Male Artist of the Year, and Tigirlily Gold celebrated as ACM New Duo or Group of the Year.

Country music's emo cowgirl and breakout star Megan Moroney took to social media to share her exciement. "OMG I’M NOT OKAY!!!!!!! thank you @acmawards for the honor & huge thank you to my fans (y’all were insane last night)… best in the world.. so so grateful 🥰😭"

But the excitement didn't end there. With their wins, each artist is now set to make their mark on the ACM Awards stage. Megan Moroney will grace the ACM Awards Red Carpet Show with her captivating performance, Nate Smith will make his ACM Awards debut in a special collaboration with Avril Lavigne, and Tigirlily Gold will dazzle audiences with their first-ever ACM Awards performance.

And the best part? The ACM Awards will be available for all to enjoy, streaming live exclusively on Prime Video across 240+ countries and territories. No Prime membership required – it's an invitation extended to everyone to join the Party of the Year. Additionally, fans can tune in on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch, ensuring that no one misses out on the excitement.

Adding to the excitement, the lineup of performances boasts an array of chart-topping artists and captivating collaborations. Making his inaugural appearance on the prestigious ACM stage is none other than Post Malone, signaling a compelling crossover moment for the genre. Joining him in the spotlight are newly announced acts such as Parker McCollum, recipient of the 2022 New Male Artist of the Year award, and a series of powerhouse duets featuring the likes of Kelsea Ballerini, Noah Kahan, Nate Smith, Avril Lavigne, Blake Shelton, and Gwen Stefani.

The roster of established country music luminaries is equally impressive, with icons including Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, and Lainey Wilson poised to deliver show-stopping performances. Adding an extra layer of intrigue, the evening will feature an exclusive showcase of Reba McEntire's latest musical offerings, ensuring that fans are treated to a truly immersive experience.

In addition to the captivating performances, the ACM Awards will feature special segments helmed by Bobby Bones, a five-time recipient of the ACM Award for National On-Air Personality of the Year. His backstage insights and intimate artist interviews promise to provide viewers with a unique perspective on the proceedings. For those eager to be part of the live audience, a limited number of tickets are available for purchase via SeatGeek. This presents an exclusive opportunity for fans to immerse themselves in the electrifying atmosphere and witness their favorite stars perform the biggest hits of the past year from up-close vantage points.

As the countdown to the 59th ACM Awards begins, anticipation continues to build for what is sure to be a landmark event in the annals of country music history. With a stellar lineup, unprecedented global accessibility, and a host of surprises in store, the stage is set for an evening that will resonate with fans.


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